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Five Practices to Support Early Literacy

The term early literacy simply means what a child knows about reading and writing before he or she learns to read and write.  You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Children are learning from you all the time, and the great news is that the best way to promote early literacy is through five easy practices that you are probably already doing with your child every day — reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Here are some ideas to make these five practices fun and rewarding for both of you.

Additional Resources

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Enroll your child age 0–5 for FREE monthly books!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
A simple, innovative, yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.  

Free and low-cost experiences that let children learn through exploration. 

PBS Kids
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS KIDS’ shows.

Free, science-based tips and tools help parents and caregivers give children a great start!

Storyline Online
Actors read children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Story Time from Space
Astronauts read stories and conduct experiments from the International Space Station.

Reading Rockets
Resources to help struggling readers build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 

Common Sense Media
Families and teachers everywhere trust Common Sense for expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools, and more.