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Literacy Activities For Children In Early Childhood

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Literacy Activities For Children In Early Childhood

A literacy-rich environment is one that gives children numerous opportunities to engage in emergent literacy experiences in a meaningful and authentic way. The following provides a list of literacy activities for children that can be incorporated into an emerging literacy environment. 

Just Explore Letter Manipulative

  • Letter beads
  • Letter blocks
  • Letter robots
  • Letter popsicles

Build Letters, Words Or Names

  • With gems
  • With mini erasers
  • With play dough
  • With buttons
  • With any small manipulative you have
  • Cut into pieces to create name puzzles

Name Or Word Art

  • Names stick collage with dot sticks
  • Rainbow trace with markers or crayons
  • Paint with Q tips
  • Figure-pain
  • Name dot it with dot markers or bingo markers
  • Trace with dry-erase markers, crayons, chalk, pens, or any other writing tool

Build Names Or Word With Letter Manipulative

  • With magnet letters
  • With letters beads
  • With letters word blocks or letter brick blocks
  • With letter rocks
  • With letter clothespins (clip to the card)
  • With any letter manipulative you have

Letter Collages

  • Letter Stamps
  • Paper letters
  • Letter stickers
  • Foam Letters

Writing Letters, Words Or Names

  • Sand writing Trays
  • Sensory bags
  • Fun paper
  • Chalkboards
  • Dry Eraser Boards
  • Dry Eraser Pockets
  • With Letter Stamps
  • With Letter Stamps In Kinetic Sand

Play Themed Literacy Games

  • Letter games
  • Rhyming games
  • Syllable games
  • Name games
  • Sight word games
  • Store-bought literacy games
  • Store-bought literacy puzzles
  • Playdough
  • Journals
  • Blank books
  • Make cards
  • Make shopping lists

Invitations To Write

  • Themed paper, word cards, writing tools (marked, coloured pencils etc.). 

Further Reading

Creating A Literacy Rich Environment For Children - The following provides information on the Literacy Rich Environment, Characteristics Of A Literacy-rich Environment, Components Of A Literacy-rich Environment, Strategies and more! 

Children's Learning Through Literacy - The following article provides information on how children through literacy. 

Developing and Enhancing Literacy in Children - The following article provides information and strategies on how to develop and enhance literacy in children. 

Preschool Indicators Of Literacy and Numeracy - The following article provides information on What Are The Indicators, the Importance of The Indicators, Learning Processes, Numeracy and Literacy Indicators and more. 

Alphabet Printables - A variety of free alphabet printables that can be downloaded for children to use. 

Phonics Printables -  A variety of free phonics printables that can be downloaded for children to use. 

Created On November 15, 2022 Last modified on Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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