Current Focus – Emergent Literacy

Our infants are building a strong foundation for early literacy skills at a young age.  The very basics are being practiced throughout the day: holding a book, turning its pages, reading from left-to-right.  Infants are beginning to understand how books “work” and how they connect the reader to the listener.  When a book is read, infants are developing the cognitive skills needed to connect sounds into words, and words into meaning.  When infants listen to the reader’s changing tone, repeating & rhyming pattern, and voice inflection, they are learning how language is a form of communication.  Infants who are exposed to books, reading, and story-telling at an early age is more likely to develop a strong love of books when they are older.  Learn more about our Infant Program.