What is emergent literacy?
It refers to the period of time between birth and the age when a child begins to read and write on his own; it includes a child's interactions with reading, printed materials such as books, and writing utensils. In some contexts, emergent literacy is referred to as helping a child become "ready to read".
Check out these posts for some tips and strategies for promoting emergent literacy skills.
To aid COMPREHENSION:
Ask Open Ended Questions
Reenact the story: An example with We're Going on a Bear Hunt
To gain LETTER KNOWLEDGE:
From A to Z: Simple ways to teach the alphabet and letter knowledge
To increase NARRATIVE SKILLS:
5 Ways to Learn Vocabulary
Building Vocabulary through Books
To gain PHONEMIC AWARENESS:
Nursery Rhymes and How they Get Your Child Ready to Read
P is for Pigeon: A Simple Way to Build Phonemic Awareness
For PRINT MOTIVATION:
Isn't Reading Fun: Tips for Raising a Child Who Loves to Read
30 Quick and Easy Suggestions for Sparking Young Children's Interest in Books and Reading
To increase PRINT AWARENESS:
How to focus on concepts of print during shared reading
To encourage WRITING SKILLS:
Encouraging prewriting skills with How To Build an A
How to Aid the Development of Your Child's Writing Skills
A Little Writing Inspiration from Harold and the Purple Crayon