Literacy encompasses reading and writing from the earliest stages of development such as looking at books and making marks and patterns in sand.
Books are always available for children to choose and enjoy, and staff are happy to read stories to individuals or groups of children.
Children experience rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and letter sounds as fun activities to help develop their reading skills.
We encourage children to develop writing skills both indoors and outdoors. For example, our indoor role play area presents children with reasons to write eg. shopping lists, telephone messages, menu orders, etc. The outdoor area allows children to make marks on a large scale using water and paint brushes, chalks and paint, etc.