Early Literacy Tip of the Week: Print Awareness

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 by earlyliteracy

Cars! Cars! Cars! Early Literacy for every child! To support early literacy sing, talk, read, write and play with your child. Pre-reading skills start with developing: 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge This week’s early literacy tip is on: Print conventions/awareness: print has meaning. TIP Help children learn that English words go left to right and from top to bottom . . . more »

Early Literacy Tip of the Week: Letter Knowledge

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by earlyliteracy

Alphabet Rescue Every child can be a great reader! To support early literacy sing, talk, read, write and play with your child to develop: 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge This week’s early literacy tip is on: Letter knowledge: Letters have sounds and can represent sounds; the same letter can look different. You don’t always need an alphabet book . . . more »

Rhyme Time: Early Literacy Tip of the Week

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by earlyliteracy

The Cat In The Hat Sing, Talk, Read, Write and Play with your child. These activities support early literacy. Developing the following skills help children get ready to learn to read! 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. Talking about words that rhyme helps children become more aware of . . . more »

Get Ready to Read!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by earlyliteracy

Family reading It’s as easy as READING, TALKING, SINGING, WRITING & PLAYING! Research has shown that children who start kindergarten with good early literacy skills have greater success throughout their school years. When a child reads at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade they are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their life. So . . . more »

You CAN sing!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by earlyliteracy

The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band Each week, we will share an early literacy tip! To support early literacy sing, talk, read, write and play with your child This week’s tip is on: Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. Did you know that singing is not just fun but actually quite important for children? People claim that they can’t sing on key, but . . . more »

Babies and Books

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 by earlyliteracy

Baby Faces Babies are never too young to enjoy books! Ba