Research shows that children learn the skills they need to read years before they start school.
There are 6 pre-reading skills that children must know in order to learn to read successfully.
These skills are as follows:
- Print Awareness
- Phonological Awareness
- Print Motivation
- Narrative Skills
- Letter Knowledge
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually read and write.
Research shows that children who haven't experienced or explored these early literacy skills at a young age will have far more difficulty learning to read when they do enter school.