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Grow a Reader

Six early skills that can help grow a young reader!

Letter Knowledge

Recognizing that letters look and sound different from each other and have different names.


Knowing the names of things and concepts.

Print Motivation

Having interest in books.

Narrative Skills

Being able to describe things and tell stories.

Phonological Awareness

Hearing and playing with the small sounds in words.

Print Awareness

Noticing that print has meaning and knowing how to handle a book.