Literacy Development Ideas

Literacy Development Ideas

Behind in Literacy

My little boy is behind his peers academically in every area apart from technology. He has what is known as a Global Developmental Delay – or at least that’s what I think he has. I guess he’s one of the SWANS – that is kids without an actual diagnosis. They decided what he didn’t have and that was it. I guess he is currently being supported and that is the main thing. But his school don’t just support children like mine – they support all children. So currently they are running a course on helping the Year 1s with their Literacy. The tutor told us that most people think about Reading, but Literacy covers speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing. Some of the session is work with just the parents, and then we bring the children in.

Literacy development

First she read some of the story of “Max and Lara’s Amazing Travelling Space Circus.” Then we had to discuss with the children about what they thought about the two main characters Max and Lara. We had a sheet with ideas of what to ask them (hair colour, favourite food, etc). I was really surprised (and proud) of how well my son did at the task so it was nice to try a fresh approach. I loved how all the fun things we have done about the Gruffalo had obviously made a difference as he talked of Gruffalo crumble and scrambled snake. It really brought home to me that all I need to do to help my son with his Literacy is just to keep having fun with him with it. Then he was able to draw his characters – and I talked about what he had said about them (eg remember you said she had big ear lobes).

Literacy Development Ideas

Fun Literacy Ideas 

 Sign Language Alphabet – Home Schooling with ADHD

Roll and say Fall ABC Game – Fantastic Fun and Learning

Alphabet Matching Activity – Sand in my toes

ABC Letters – LalyMom

Preschool Writing Activity – Letters to Family – Mom Inspired Life

Books for kids not ready for Harry Potter – What do we do all day?

Creative Alphabet Activities – Gift of Curiosity

Free ABC handwriting practice pages – Embark on the Journey

B is for Butterfly – A Little Pinch of Perfect

Spelling Activities – B-Inspired Mama

Sight Word Stackers – JDaniel4’s Mum

Alphabet Glass Gems – Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

October books for 2 and 3 year olds – Planet Smarty Pants

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