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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: Conversational Skills



Conversations in Childcare

This link to the California Childcare Health Program website offers caregivers and teachers of early learners practical tips on engaging in conversation with early learners.


Literacy Learning Through Conversation

This article from the University of Missouri Extension Services describes an approach to engaging children in conversation to understand the connection between written letters and sound.


Play in the Early Years: Key to School Success

This Bay Area Early Childhood Funders policy brief reviews the importance of play in early childhood describing what it is, its role iin in early school success and how it is applied in the preschool. As noted at its website, "The Early Childhood Funders (ECF) are an informal affiliation of foundations, donors and corporations with a common interest in funding projects that support young children and their families."


Using Guided Play to Enhance Children's Conversation, Creativity, and Competence in Literacy

This article, authored by Ya-Lun Tsao explores how guided play can enhance a child's conversational skills and literacy development. Tsao serves as an Assistant Researcher of Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.