Early Childhood Literacy can be
made Enjoyable and Successful
Early childhood literacy is important and happens at a time in a child's life when learning occurs at a fast rate.
Children will start to learn about writing and reading even before formal education at school begins. Children are surrounded by language - words, print, books, letters, signs etc that they quickly learn has meaning.
But it is important, how you as a parent guide and support literacy in the early years. Kerrie Shanahan (2005) in her book Springboard to Reading and Writing, has some great suggestions as to encouraging early childhood literacy. The following are some of her suggestions with activities and ideas you can use:
There is always something to do that will give your child a love of learning.
To create a literacy rich environment of speaking, listening, reading and possible writing activities, have a look at KidsLearningisfun's Magnetic songs where a range of literacy activities can emerge, we also stock a wonderful range of Felt Stories where children can play and learn at the same time.
Early Childhood Literacy
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