Getting Ready to Read
Early Literacy Skills
Children start learning from day one! Visits to the library are a fun way to develop these skills
Print motivation: Being interested in and enjoying books.
Print awareness: Understanding that print has meaning; noticing print everywhere, not just in books
Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things.
Letter knowledge: Knowing that letters look different from each other; knowing letter names and sounds.
Phonological sensitivity: Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds that make up words.
TELL A STORY
Narrative skills: Being able to describe things and events, and tell stories.
Five Practices to do Anywhere!