Early literacy is what children know about reading before they actually learn to read and write. Parents and caregivers are the best teachers of these early literacy skills. We can give you tools to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. Chances are you already know some of these tips; you just didn't realize they were important reading fundamentals.
Spend some time each day playing, talking, singing, writing and reading with your child. These five simple activities will help your child get ready to read!
Reading to your child helps them understand things, develop a love for books and shows children what print can do. You can:
Writing helps children learn the names of letters and aids in learning what different sounds letters make. You can:
Talking develops language and background knowledge of everyday experiences. You can:
Singing develops the ability to hear sounds in words and helps children hear language. You can:
Playing develops language and the ability to communicate using words. You can: