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Early literacy practice guide

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Children develop a wide range of literacy skills in the early years, from infancy through to the start of school, which form the foundation for reading, writing and communicating. Early literacy approaches aim to promote the development of these foundational skills.

Key practices include:

  • Incorporating literacy into every aspect of your program
  • Balancing child-initiated activities with teacher-led early literacy opportunities. 
  • Being a learner yourself. 

This guide is part of the Tried and Tested series, covering practices that have been proven to make a positive impact on learning and development. 

Publication date
13 September 2021
Last updated
30 September 2022

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