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 »

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read!

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 by earlyliteracy

Mother Reading to Child Children begin learning literacy skills right from birth. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Researchers have identified six skill areas that parents and caregivers can help develop. The five practices of READING, TALKING, SINGING, WRITING and PLAYING with your child every day help develop the foundational skills that children need to enter school ready . . . more »