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20 Jul Teaching Kids to Read: A Primer for Success

How Early Childhood Learning Can Greatly Impact Future Reading Success When you consider how quickly your toddler or preschooler picks up on new concepts, it’s no wonder early childhood learning – in particular, reading – begins as early as infancy. In fact, early childhood is the optimal time to encourage literacy concepts that can have a significant impact on a child’s future reading abilities. “Reading” is a very general term that encompasses a multitude of skills for young learners. Before a child picks up a book and reads effortlessly, they must first master concepts including (but not limited to) print awareness, alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, concept of print, print knowledge, comprehension and oral language skills. This particular article, however, will focus on a few of the most important skills a parent or teacher can focus on to set their child on the path to reading success. Influential Skills First and foremost, it...

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