Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Children show an interest in books and rhymes and may have their favourites. They Repeat words and phrases from familiar stories and listen to stories with increasing attention and detail.


Children distinguish between the different marks they make. They sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw and paint and ascribe meanings to marks they see in different places.