What is Early Literacy?
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually learn to read and write. It is not teaching reading, drilling, or using flashcards. Instead, it is laying the foundation, so that your child has the necessary skills when they are developmentally ready to read with friends and family. Here are the five early literacy practices, and some activities you can do with your child to develop his or her language skills like:
Playing | Singing | Reading | Talking | Writing
Filled with info on things you can do to give your child the best start in life, from experts and organizations that work with children birth to 3 years old.
Zero to Three
Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development, including resources for parents and caregivers.
Articles for Families
Great selection of articles with book suggestions and activity ideas for promoting a family that loves to read.