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Early Literacy Practices
(Updated in March 2020)
Research shows that there are early literacy skills that children need to pick up on their way to becoming fluent readers:
Recognising letters and knowing their names and sounds.
Being able to describe objects and events.
Understanding that words are made of smaller sounds and being able to hear and play with these smaller sounds.
Understanding that the print on a page represent words and knowing how to follow the words on a page and use a book.
Knowing the names of things, feelings and concepts.
Click on the icons to find out more about literacy practices that help develop early literacy skills.
Holiday Specials with Librarians!
Make your own Lion Paper Crown!
Make your own colourful vegetable garden!
Zoom into space with your own Solar System mobile!
Enter the magical world of dragons with your own special book corner!
Storytime with our Librarians!
Happy or Grumpy – Make Your Own Puppet!
A special storytelling activity for parent and child.
(Click on the images to download the activity sheets)
Have fun decorating the classroom!
Let’s play Snakes and Ladders together!
Help the Very Busy Spider make her web!
Let’s count to ten together!
Learn about space and create your own rocket.
Learn about different shapes.
Create animal masks and a mini zoo.
Fill in the spaces with the correct colours.
Help Monkey get ready for an adventure.
Meet the animals that live in the sea.
Let’s make our own school bus!
Stay healthy with fruits and vegetables.
Let’s sing together!
Frame a photo of your friends or family.