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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.

Task 1: Defining Creative Expression

Guideline: Enabling early learners to engage themselves through active learning opportunities and socio-dramatic play, music, and art enhances their learning experiences and language development. It is important for educators of early learners to be aware of the role creative expression and active engagement plays in the development of early learners. This task provides resources to support such awareness.



Child Development: Creativity in Young Children

This link to a North Carolina Cooperative Extensive Service document describes for parents and educators of early learners the creative process in young children.


Promoting Creativity for Life Using Open-Ended Materials

This article from the July 2004 issue of Young Children identifies seven benefits from encouraging early learners creativity using open-ended materials.