5 Developmental Domains to teach LITERACY!
Play is the Work of the Child – LITERACY
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Have you checked out the prior posts on this topic to get informed, included & INSPIRED on this month long Literacy study?
The next level application of all the great resources out there for modeling & instructing the simple yet crucial skills of literate behavior with children is understanding the skills & methods that can be utilized…
lets get into Ideas for Approaching Early childhood literacy instruction using the 5 Developmental Domains!
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Social Literacy Development:
Verbal & written communication skills are the building blocks of social interactions for children.
Caregivers speak to & with children to communicate love, care, concern, rules & conversation.
Other children speak to & with each other (verbally & non verbally) to organize, plan & negotiate play.
Supporting a child’s exposure to lots of social interactions with support for skill development is a great way to prepare them for a lifetime of successful communication abilities!
Emotional Literacy development:
Emotional literacy is an often overlooked component of literacy instruction.
It is easy for caregivers forget that the ability to appropriately, respectfully & effectively communicate emotional feelings, needs, ideas, etc is a learned through practice skill.
We cannot expect children to be able to achieve these milestone behaviors without instruction, support, practice & reinforcement.
Literate behavior helps children learn – encourages them to practice communicating – & as they continue to grow, develop & learn… emotional literacy helps children develop important skills for success at home, work & in society!
Cognitive Literacy Development:
The term cognitive refers to all things brain related. Comprehension, communication, computation, & creation are some of the literacy skills that are developed under this domain.
Language Literacy development:
The term “language literacy developmental” paints a very clear picture of what is gleaned from this type of learning- LANGUAGE!
As children progress through the stages of language development- we see them learn to coo – grunt & groan – use signs – babble – string sounds & letters – combine 2 word sayings – complete full sentences – all the way up to graduating kindergarten…LOL!!!
Speak to children in a manner that models the communication skills you would like them to develop.
Do you want your children to use indoor voices? Don’t yell!
Do you want your children to ask before taking something? Don’t snatch things from them!
Want your child to come to you with questions, problems, & ideas? Talk with them, too!
Remember- language is a lesson best learned through experience 🙂
Physical Literacy development:
Physical literacy is probably the least explicative domain by name. I think many would see the term “physical”- and brush that off as not relating to cognition. However- for most children, engaging a hands on- physical fun approach to learning is very effective.
So now its time to get LITERATE! Try out our FREE Children’s Choice Boards for some great ideas!