Learning to read and write starts well before Kindergarten. Pre-literacy skills including letter recognition, letter sounds, and rhyming can be taught to toddlers using fun games and activities like the ones in our resource books below. Even infants can benefit from early literacy education by reading books with a parent or caregiver. Simply listening to stories helps babies develop print awareness, phonemic awareness and letter knowledge.

Through the world of literacy, children learn about many forms of writing, communicating, and sharing. Start children on a path toward a lifetime of reading and writing with our developmentally appropriate literacy activities.

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Playful Writing

From the first marks of the youngest writers to ready writers who use their expanding vocabularies to express increasingly complex ideas, Playful Writing offer teachers, caregivers, and parents of children ages three to eight, 150 ideas for inspiring and scaffolding children’s writing explorations. Select the activities that best support specialized learning objectives as you help your young writers cultivate their creativity!

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Early literacy lessons should be fun and engaging. Arts & crafts can help children practice letter formation and music is a great way to practice rhyming and support letter sound recognition.

For a child who is reluctant to read or seems disinterested, reading games can help make the topic more exiting and help them develop a love of reading. Boys, particularly, often need more active learning opportunities to engage their bodies while engaging their brains. Gryphon House author Rae Pica’s book, Jump into Literacy, has over 100 active literacy activities to build early reading and writing skills.

In addition to our award-winning collection of literacy resources for parents and teachers of native English speakers, we have resources for teaching English language learners and dual-language learners