Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. You can help develop early literacy skills by reading and talking about books and telling stories to children starting at birth. There are six skills that research has determined children must know before they can learn to read. Parents can help even very young children learn these skills and grow up to be successful readers and learners. You can give your child a life-long advantage if you start now to develop a love for books and reading.
Six Skills Your Child Needs
Help your child get ready to read with these six skills.
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