Lower Elementary
English Language Arts

Developing Literacy Skills in Children Ages 0-6

As an educator, I have encountered a wide cross-section of students who did not get an early start in their literacy development. Many times this is because parents were not involved in their early literacy development. Today, teachers are better equipped to educate parents on how to assist their children in developing literacy from conception. These resources will provide both parents and teachers with tips on developing early literacy and the importance of doing this.
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Developing Literacy Skills in Children Ages 0-6
  • edutopia.org

    Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

    5 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article emphasizes the fact that parents should develop their children’s literacy. It is important to note that early literacy is directly connected to academic success. This article outlines the skills for parents to practice as a daily routine to achieve that success. Teachers can highlight this to parents.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Print awareness is very important for toddlers to improve their literacy. Parents can use simple crafts to create things using discarded material to enhance their literacy skills. Parents do not necessarily have to purchase expensive learning tools to improve their children’s literacy development. Teachers can encourage parents to follow the suggestions from this video presentation.
  • files.eric.ed.gov

    Why it is important to involve parents in their children’s literacy development

    6 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Some parents may say that they are too busy to make time to develop their children’s literacy skills. This article provides detailed reasons why it is important to be involved in their children's literacy development. Teachers can use this article to implore parents to see the seriousness of starting their children’s literacy development at a very early age.
  • educationworld.com

    Getting Parents Involved in Kids' Reading

    4 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers can apply this concept of having reader friendly homes to the classroom. There are questions on the page that teachers can model. Teachers can design a questionnaire based on the information from this website. This tool will be helpful to both the parents and the teacher.
  • readingrockets.org

    25 Activities for Reading and Writing Fun

    8 minute read
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Parents will appreciate these twenty-five (25) activities for reading and writing. These activities start from birth to kindergarten. The activities are practical, simple and straightforward for both the child and the parent. As an educator, I will use this article to encourage parents to incorporate these activities into their daily routine.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Parents can promote literacy skills by engaging the child in different activities such as making an animal book and many others. When I was a child, my parents purchased a wide variety of colorful reading books. This article will give parents as well as teachers ideas.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Parents have a very important role in giving their children a solid foundation in their literacy skills. This video presentation highlights practical ways in which parents can encourage and develop literacy skills for their children. I can attest to this as my parents played a critical role in developing my literacy skills from first conception. Parents and teachers will appreciate this presentation.
BloomBoard SparkOther Cross-Curricular
BloomBoard Asks:Are ALL parents committed to developing literacy skills in their children? How can teachers support parents in developing these literacy skills?
Scandi Marshall Early Childhood EducationDecember 14, 2017
Provide a variety of resources that is both fun development appropriate and engaging