Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, their speech and language skills become increasingly more complex. They learn to understand and use language to express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings, and to communicate with others. During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). This stage, known as emergent literacy, begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.
Reading to your child daily will increase not only the number of words your child knows but the variety of words. It is fundamental that children listen to the language from stories from a young age to widen their bank of vocabulary which will support their spoken language and later on their reading and writing.
Please use the local library to borrow books or take advantage of our lending library to read to your children daily!