Looking at letter shapes (graphemes – a skill called visual discrimination) along with the corresponding pictures, builds a foundation for literacy.
Seeing, touching, turning, hearing … the senses help to imprint in his brain the experience that reading is enjoyable.
Literacy, by Choice
By choosing his own books, he is developing a sense of ownership over his own learning.
At home, he chooses this book from his “Library Bag” and sits on the floor to enjoy the illustrations.
Literacy in Action
At 18 months, he has learned to express himself visually – a precursor to both writing and illustrating his own stories.
Learning to value the written word sets the stage for a love of reading.
When Grandma & Grandpa travel, they maintain a video blog for their grandson. In this pic, Grandpa is working on mathematical literacy.