Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. Help children learn important skills now so they can become good readers later.
Parents and caregivers play an important role in getting young children ready to read. Why?
Take every opportunity to read, play, sing, talk and write with your children. These simple practices will help get children ready to learn.