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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

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Generational Changes in the Motivation to Learn to Read

This video presentation by David Boulton reviews the issues associated with motivating young children to learn to read. This video runs approximately three and a half minutes.



How Planning and Reflection Develop Young Children's Thinking Skills

 Authored by Ann S. Epstein, Ph.D., disucsses promoting the thinking and reasoning skills of young children.     

Piaget's Developmental Theory

This article at the Simply Psychology website reviews and discusses Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development in children.

Reading Motivation: What the Research Says

This article at the Reading Rockets website summarizes the research on reading motivation with young children.