Explore children’s engagement with written language in early childhood.
The awareness of how print works including emerging knowledge about books, print, and written language, and how we use them.
Fine motor refers to the group of skills involved in the ability to manipulate smaller objects with the hands and fingers, for example, grasping, holding and pinching.
Phonological awareness is children's awareness of how sounds are put together to form words.
Phonics is the ability to map sounds onto letters (sound-letter knowledge).
Making meaning is central to emergent literacy development. Children gradually develop the ability to comprehend texts and express ideas using various media.
The types of texts that children use and create expand and grow in complexity as they develop.
Updated 14 April 2023