Early literacy plays a key role in enabling the kind of early learning experiences that research shows are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates and enhanced productivity in adult life.
Literacy development starts early in life and is highly correlated with school achievement. It is for these reasons that we are constantly exposing your little ones to prints of various kinds.
From writing out names with a pencil, to tracing letters in a sand tray, we are constantly engaging in pre-reading and pre-writing activities.
For this project, we went fishing for magnetic letters. These letters were placed in bins of corn kernels. Students had to dig out these letters with tweezers and place them onto word cards that spelled out the word C-O-R-N. While doing so, they were encouraged to talk about the shapes of the letters and the sounds they make!