Language Literacy

Language and Literacy

From the earliest coos and babbles, to the first spoken word, to the explosion of language and increasingly complex sentences, to a child's first attempts at writing, the first five years of life are an exciting time for the development of children's language and early literacy skills.

Beginning in infancy, early childhood professionals can talk and sing with children, read books every day, ask questions to encourage oral language, and provide print materials for children to play with and use for early writing. These practices can help set the foundation for children to become successful readers and communicators.

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