Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Between birth and five years of age, children develop six essential pre-reading skills that will help them learn to read when they start school. Techniques for developing the skills defined below:
Definitions of Early Literacy and the six skills are from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® project, a joint project of the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children. To find out more about this project, visit Every Child Ready to Read @ your library ®
Select the link appropriate to your child's age to find out what you can do to develop these skills in your children.