Emergent Literacy

Skills of literacy development

      Parents or Caregivers participate in a significant role, in ensuring that children effectively progress in their literacy development. This is so as they are the individuals who are responsible to ensure that the child interacts with other children in reading and conversation and also by socially interacting. This social interaction is accomplished with individuals of their age group and older. It is also very important that Caregivers and Educators in all surroundings are knowledgeable in relation to emergent literacy and make an effort in ensuring that children experience literacy-rich environments to support their development into conventional literacy.
      This project serves as a means by which persons can learn and understand literacy development and its role.
      Emergent Literacy
      Emergent literacy has to do with the reading and writing behaviours seeing in a child that develop into conventional literacy. It is the behaviours one can see a child actually exhibit (practices which seem insignificant to adults), in the period between birth and the time when the child is able to read and write conventionally. The term Emergent literacy acknowledges and accepts the belief that, in a literate society, young children even below the age of two are in the process of becoming literate.
      It was once believed that children have no need to read and write until a certain age or stage in their life. But no matter how influential the environment, Youngster may have started the journey long ago, which began with the acquisition of the language that ends informal literacy. Children learn through active engagement at an early age which includes scribbling on paper, looking at picture books, drawing in their own way, listening and interacting with others.
      Role of the home
      A home has a significant influence on the acquisition of early literacy behaviors. In the home environment parents are to provide the...