Early Literacy



This lesson discusses techniques to promote early literacy for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It details communication styles, reading techniques, and literacy knowledge for child care providers to use in their classrooms and discusses reading center design and selection of materials.


RECALL the definitions of emergent literacy and early literacy.

IDENTIFY techniques that encourage early literacy among infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

IDENTIFY techniques for reading aloud.

RECALL the benefits of reading to infants and young children.

IDENTIFY areas of literacy knowledge.

RECALL the definition of a print-rich environment.

IDENTIFY materials and books that are appropriate for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

RECALL design considerations for a reading center.

IDENTIFY appropriate materials to include in a reading center for young children.