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7 ways to develop your pre-schooler’s literacy skills

By May 29, 2019 No Comments

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When reading to your child, talk about what they can see in the picture first. This will add context when they try to decode words.

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Teach your child the sound each letter makes, not just the name of the letter. Knowledge of letter sounds is essential for reading.

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Read books together which contain rhyme – this helps develop your child’s phonological awareness, a key literacy skill.

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Talk to your child as often as possible, engaging in two-way conversation. This will enhance their vocabulary.

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Engage in craft activities such as threading beads onto string or squeezing pegs. This will ultimately help your child develop their pencil grip.

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Together, clap the number of syllables you can hear in words – things you see, names of family members, etc. – this will develop their phonological awareness.

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Use screen time as an opportunity to build your child’s literacy skills. Ready to Read On-Demand provides the foundation literacy skills children need, through fun lessons which can be streamed on any device.