Children can start learning to read from birth by using six early literacy skills. It's never too early to help your child get ready to read.
The six early learning skills are:
Knowing the names of things.
- Phonological Awareness
The ability to hear and manipulate the smaller sounds in words.
- Print Motivation
Having an interest in and an enjoyment of books.
- Print Awareness
Noticing printed words everywhere, knowing how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.
- Letter Knowledge
Knowing that letters look different from each other and have different names and sounds.
- Narrative Skills
The ability to describe things and events and tell stories in sequence.