Critical pre-literacy skills

Research shows that preschool children’s development of three basic skills can predict how well each child will learn to read once they begin kindergarten. These skills include

  • oral language skills including vocabulary (breadth and usage) and language comprehension
  • phonological awareness of word parts (I.e.┬ásyllables) and word patterns (i.e. rhyme and alliteration)
  • print knowledge including alphabet recognition, print motivation, character/symbol/word associations