Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Early Learning, Language and Literacy
What can be more important to your child’s development than language and literacy? However, many children still grow up struggling with their language and literacy skills. Give your child a head start by introducing language and literacy at an early age; don’t wait until they go to school before they are encouraged to develop their language and literacy skills. There are so many ways in which we can make learning fun for our children simply games like ‘I spy with my little eye’ and the alphabet song make learning a fun and enjoyable experience for children.
Encourage your child to learn to write the letters of their name even get big copies of the letters and get your child to colour them in or dot to dot the letters and get your child to join the dots. All of this will boost your child’s confidence and development.
The more a child is shown letters and encouraged to sound them out or just play with them your child will naturally develop their language and literacy skills. There are many toys on the market which specifically help children with their language and literacy such as colourful alphabet books, pop up letter books. We all know children love to touch and feel things so why not get them some letters they can safely play with.
Developed and designed for Smart Start Toys we have this beautifully embroidered wall hanging is a unique learning tool for young children as they take their first steps into reading and spelling. The chart includes 40 first words that are taught in the primary classroom and include words that cover first combinations of vowels and consonants. Each word has a corresponding picture and there are enough letters to spell each word. Just follow the link My first words