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Hoppy toads, peaceful gardens, poetry celebrating our beautiful Earth, and more! Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love! Toddling Toward Reading The early literacy skills our preschoolers need to become successful readers. Print Awareness: Guidelines for Instruction Teaching our youngest children that written language carries meaning. Looking at Writing: PreK Samples of writing from real kids. What are preschool children able to do as writers? Every day they learn skills that will help them become readers.
Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers become aware of books and print and learn about sounds and letters. Encouraging Young Storytellers When adults respond to a toddler’s efforts to communicate, they increase conversational skills, boost vocabulary, and propel the kids towards literacy. Our PBS series explores reading and writing development in young children. Sounds of Speech Figuring out words that rhyme, coming up with words that share a beginning sound, and saying silly words all help build a child’s phonological awareness — the ability to notice, think about, and play with sounds in words. Print Awareness Print awareness is understanding that print is organized in a particular way — that print is read from left to right and top to bottom, words consist of letters, and spaces appear between words.