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Early Literacy

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Letter knowledge: Knowing that letters are different from each other and that they have different names and sounds  is a skill which helps prepare a child for success in reading when he or she enters school.  Letter knowledge for babies begins with colors and shapes.


Narrative Skills: The ability to describe things and events, and to tell stories is one of the skills that prepare a child for success in reading when he or she enters school.


Phonological Awareness: Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words is a skill which helps prepare a child for success in reading when he or she enters school.


Print awareness: Noticing print everywhere, knowing how to handle a book and knowing how to follow the words on a page are skills which help prepare a child for success in reading when he or she enters school.


Print motivation: A child's interest in and enjoyment of books is an important predictor for success in reading when he or she enters school.


Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things helps prepare a child for success in reading when he or she enters school.


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