Literacy is one of the specific areas of learning from birth to 5 years of age.

There are two main aspects:

  • Reading
  • Writing

For babies we focus on the enjoying looking at books with familiar people.

For toddlers we focus on the way they have favourite stories, songs and rhymes, repeat words from familiar stories and distinguish between the different marks they make.

For pre-school children we focus on segmenting sounds and continuing a rhyming string, linking sounds to letters, beginning to read words and simple sentences, enjoying books and starting to write their own name.