What is early literacy?
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can read and write. It is not coaching or teaching young children how to read. It’s the natural development of reading and writing skills through positive experiences with books, songs, rhymes, and more.
Cultivating Early Literacy skills starts at home because parents and caregivers are their child's first and best teacher. There are five ways parents and caregivers can prepare their child for a lifetime of reading success: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.