As parents and caregivers you want to ensure that the children in your charge are given every opportunity to succeed in life. You can use the information we gathered to make some small adaptations to your habits when interacting with children that will have a huge impact on their foundation for reading, writing, and communicating.
You can adopt research-proven behaviors when you interact with children daily that will develop their literacy skills. The behaviors are broken down into eight domains, each with their own link to the right. Each domain is accompanied by a brief video demonstration, a tool sheet that lists behaviors broken down by age range, and most also have tip sheets that have additional examples and sample activities.
Watch this video to explore: The Linguistic Genius of Babies
Valuable Initiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully 2 (VIEWS2) wanted to explore whether public library storytimes increase children’s opportunities to explore with letters and play with sounds. By providing the librarians information about those areas, and increasing interactivity, the storytimes became even more effective at building these skills. Now by using the links on the right you too can discover what behaviors, done while interacting with a child or group of children, could help increase a child’s development of early literacy skills.
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