Literacy Development

An Introduction

Pre-Literacy Skills: Looking at letter shapes (graphemes – a skill called visual discrimination) along with the corresponding pictures, builds a foundation for literacy.
Literacy Independence:
Seeing, touching, turning, hearing … the senses help to imprint in his brain the experience that reading is enjoyable.
Literacy, by Choice:
By choosing his own books, he is developing a sense of ownership over his own learning.
Library Literacy:
At home, he chooses this book from his “Library Bag” and sits on the floor to enjoy the illustrations.
Literacy in Action:
At 18 months, he has learned to express himself visually – a precursor to both writing and illustrating his own stories.
Computer Literacy:
Learning to value the written word sets the stage for a love of reading.

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