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Literacy

Literacy

Literacy is one of the most important skills a child can learn because is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen.

The power of literacy

Yet the power of literacy goes far beyond a child’s ability to read and write. It allows children to effectively connect, interpret and understand the intricacies of the world in which they live.

The importance of literacy for children:

  • an essential life skill
  • opens up a world of imagination
  • allows access to books, magazines, television and the internet
  • provides the opportunity for progression in career choices and jobs in later life

Children immerse themselves in books, relishing the words as they bounce of the page. Having a working knowledge of literacy and the importance it plays enables children to flourish within the educational environment. For example, understanding words allows them to choose a book and write a story full of imagination and flair.

Today’s children face a myriad of digital and interactive applications which far extend the traditional pillars of reading, comprehension, grammar and writing. Yet it is these basic skills of literacy which all children need to grasp because they need to navigate and decipher the constant information stream that surrounds them. It is important therefore that an educational setting has a wide range of different literacy resources for children.

Phonics

The range features a variety of literacy resources for children which allows them to explore the delights literacy and phonics. Teaching the alphabet is fundamental because it is an important part of early year’s education. We have a wide range of products designed to help children understand, use and become familiar with the alphabet. These include for example, snap together letter blocks, search and find alphabet bags and even alphabet classroom carpets and rugs. Teachers enjoy this subject because it is a fundamental building block and is fun, stimulating and engaging.

Also included within this range:

  • phonics toys and games
  • alphabet toys and products
  • speaking and listening skills
  • spelling
  • outdoor nursery rhyme signs which are perfect for the playground