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Early Literacy: Talk

Talking to, and with, your child is one of the main ways to help them develop their language skills.

Literacy at Home: Picture Basket

An important part of child development and early literacy is the encouragement and nurturing of a child’s imagination. This activity will encourage children to think about key ideas in a story through the use of “who, what, where, when, and why” questions, while stimulating their creative and imaginative side.

Literacy at Home: The Change Table

From birth to potty-training, parents and caregivers will change a LOT of diapers, and a LOT of outfits, both of which can be unpleasant tasks with young children. Many children simply do not want to stop having fun. However, change tables can be a great place to incorporate some of the practices that support early literacy learning, such as talking, singing, and playing.

Literacy at Home: The Power of Rhymes

There are five different practices that support early literacy development: talking, singing, reading, playing, and writing. Today we’re going to share one of our favourite secret weapons for developing language skills: rhymes.

Literacy at Home: Grocery List

Are you looking to help your children build their early literacy skills at home or taking part in our summer READO challenge? We’ve got a super simple activity for you! Writing a grocery list with your child supports three of the five early literacy practices: talking, reading, and writing. If you include our bonus activity it can also incorporate playing!

Literacy at Home: Storytelling Sack

Children love telling stories and this week we have a super simple storytelling activity for you that supports two of the five early literacy practices: talking and playing! It’s also one that you can use over and over and over (and over) again!

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