Literacy Resources for Pre-Elementary Children
If you want your pre-elementary child to develop a love of reading, the first step in that process is to make it fun.
When reading can become a daily family activity, you’ll start building a foundation of passion that takes a child well into adulthood!
These early literacy development resources can help you discover the tools to guide your child to a brighter future in reading.
1. Milestone Identification
Although every child is different, you want to see them reaching specific milestones based on their unique developmental curve. Up to the age of 3, most kids can make sounds, learn words, associate meanings, and name objects. They can recognize their favorite stories, draw with purpose, and start reading simple books by themselves.
If you can recognize these stages, it’s easier to find early interventions when they don’t appear.
2. Interactive Learning
Pre-elementary children learn better by playing games and reading with their parents. They’re not at a stage where repetition through memorization is helpful. That’s why a game or a circle time activity that includes your learning lesson for the day can be useful.
This resource that includes a crocodile container will be sure to bring some laughs.
3. Song-Based Learning
Young children love to learn new songs. They don’t care how good their singing is because it’s fun to use their voice in that way! When you can invent a new melody that includes the learning lessons and reading skills they’re learning, you’ll create a lifetime memory.
4. Sensory Bins
This literacy resource might seem unusual, but it can help your child understand how books, papers, pencils, pens, and other items feel in a creative way. Since they won’t see what they’re touching, it can be a fun method of introducing them to what they’ll be using in the future.
Your local library has many of these resources available without charge. You can also find classes and programming offered for pre-elementary children throughout the week there or online to encourage the learning process.