The skills for reading before children start reading!
Children develop a number of pre-literacy skills throughout their first 5 years that are essential for successful literacy development once they start school.
Many parents think this means flashcards and singing "A is for apple, a, a, a"
But the thing is... it's so much more than that. Also, if kids don't understand the concept of a letter or sound, then the above song is actually useless to them.
Pre-Literacy skills are further outlined in this Blog, Ready, set read baby!
In this video, I talk with Bree from PakMag about what Pre-Literacy skills are, and why they're so important. We also talk about what parents can do home to foster the development of children's pre-literacy skills.
Hint- It's not flash cards!