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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.

Sub-task 2: Children - Three to Five Years




Stages of Development for Pre Schoolers - 3 to 5 Years

This link to the American Academy of Pediatricians' Healthy Children website provides information on a preschooler's developing physical and social skills, and cognitive thinking.



Learning to Talk and Listen

This resource, the second in the Cornerstones: An Early Literacy Series publications, is based on the findings of the National Early Literacy Panel about early literacy development. As noted in the document's introduction, "It summarizes the research findings on the relationship between young children's oral language skills and their later reading achievement, and suggests implications for early literacy practices to promote children's language development."


Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Development Age 3 - 5 Years

This document prepared by the Informed Parents - Successful Children (IPSC) program provides information on parents about how pre-school age children develop. As noted in the documen's introduction, the IPSC is funded by the Maryland Department of Education and "provides non-English-speaking parents and caregivers with tools to promote early childhood development and success."