Early Literacy: It’s as simple as Read. Talk. Play.

(Borrowed from Edmonton Public Library: but great advice anywhere!)

Early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can do it themselves. It’s never too early to start; starting as newborns, children are developing skills that will help them throughout their lives.

The great news is that caregivers are already doing many of the activities that help develop literacy skills. Even better? The best way to further develop these skills happens to be fun for you and your child. What are the best ways for caregivers to foster early literacy development in children?

Read together.
Talk together.
Play together.

 

EPL programs like puppet shows, crafts and storytime for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as our recommendations for great books and activities, will help develop the early literacy skills essential for reading success when your child is older.

 

Download your copy of the 100 Great Books to Read Together booklet now.

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit in its seventh year of gathering and curating Cree language literacy materials on the web and creating connections between students, teachers, speakers and linguists across the Cree dialect-and-language continuum.
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