Early Literacy Skills for Infants and Toddlers

Creative development and foundation for reading and writing starts with fun activities from as young as 6 months old child

It involves supporting play with wide range of toys and other materials and providing opportunities and  to sharing thoughts and feelings through variety of activities like music ,movement ,dance, pretend play and  books.

 

Here are book  activities to lay foundation for early literacy skill and preparing your child for kindergarten. read on......

0-6 months

·         Books with large and colourful pictures of familiar objects

·         Books made of thick paper or cardboard that are easy for infants to hold

·         Books made of soft cloth/vinyl that are washable

 

6-12 months

·         Books with large and colourful pictures of familiar objects

·         Books with pictures of other babies

·         Books with pictures that have different textures: soft, rough, furry etc.

·         Books made of soft cloth/vinyl that are washable and can be mouthed

12-24 months

·         Books with pictures/photos of children doing familiar activities like eating, playing, sleeping

·         Books with only a few words on each page

·         Books about saying hello and goodbye

·         Goodnight books for bedtime

·         Books with simple rhymes

 

24-36 months

·         Books that tell simple stories

·         Books with simple rhymes that can be memorised

·         Books about saying hello and goodbye

·         Books about shapes, size, the alphabet, counting, animals, fruits etc.