The Importance of Early Literacy Learning
The best possible future for your child begins with the best possible start. Studies support this, and demonstrate that the early years in a child’s life are the most important for building strong language and literacy skills.
Every child, regardless of their circumstance, needs the right developmental support in these important early years. We know that children who miss out on this vital component often start their education journey not “school ready”. This development gap in many cases never entirely closes and addressing these issues simply gets harder as children get older.
As a parent, you have the greatest power to help your child build language and literacy skills. Since you’re the one your child interacts with most and feels most comfortable communicating with, your time together has huge potential to help them learn and master new skills.
Even if your child’s language skills are developing typically, it’s still important to make the most of every moment so that you can give them every opportunity to become an accomplished reader, writer, communicator and thinker.
Additionally, if you have a child with a language delay or social communication difficulties, the desire to take action to support your child is even greater. Seeking professional help is the most important first step, but you may also be keen to understand what you can do to help your child learn. Yabayaba is here to guide you.