Listening & Understanding: Listens to and understands spoken language, and shows understanding by following simple directions
Communicating & Speaking: Shows improving expressive communications skills, and shows increased vocabulary
Early Reading: Shows an appreciation and enjoyment of reading, demonstrates a beginning phonological awareness, shows awareness of letters and symbols, and demonstrates comprehension and responds to stories
Early Writing: Begins to use writing, pictures and play to express ideas, and begins making letter-like shapes and scribbles to write
Literacy Activities to Support Development 1
While you continue to talk, sing, read, play, and write with your child, let them see you do these things for your own enjoyment.
Read your own books, magazines, write grocery lists or notes, etc. and let your child see you in these activities.
Select rhyming books and encourage your child to fill in the rhyming word at the end of the sentence.
After reading a story, act it out together by playing the parts of the characters in the book.
Encourage your child to "read" familiar books aloud to you.
When you do read familiar books to your child, pause and let your child finish the sentence in their own words.