February 8, 2011
The American Library Association will be releasing updated information about Every Child Ready to Read in the upcoming weeks and I thought it would be great to review Early Literacy skills before the new information is released.
There are six main Early Literacy skills that librarians can help parents develop to ensure a child’s success in reading: Print Motivation, Vocabulary, Print Awareness, Narrative Skills, Letter Knowledge, and Phonological Awareness. Today, more about…
Phonological Awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller parts that make up words. This helps children learn to sound out words as they begin to read.
In storytime, you could talk about how each syllable of a song usually gets its own beat. Clapping along with the syllables in a song helps children develop an ear for the smaller sounds in words, which makes it easier when it’s time to learn to read.