These five early literacy practices will help every child develop the foundation for reading, listening, writing, and learning for a lifetime.
Talking with children is one of the best ways to help them learn new words, and to learn about language and conversation.
Singing and rhyming are fun ways for children to learn about language.
Reading together is the most important way to help children get ready to read. Children who have fun being read to are more likely to want to learn to read themselves.
Writing and reading go together. Scribbling and writing help children learn that the written words stand for spoken language.
Playing helps children learn about the world, express themselves and put ideas into words. Playing also helps children understand that spoken and written words stand for real things and emotions.