Tag Archives: Literacy

6 early reading skills

What are the six early reading skills?

  • Vocabulary– Knowing the names of things
  • Print motivation– Being interested in and enjoying books
  • Print awareness– Noticing print, how to handle a book, how to follow words on a page
  • Letter knowledge– Knowing letters are different from each other, knowing their names and sounds
  • Narrative Skills– Being able to describe things and events and tell stories
  • Phonological awareness– Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words



Learning to read

The process of brain development for reading starts before birth through quiet talking and singing to your baby. It continues after birth through touch, love, eye contact, one-on-one interaction and repetition. The ritual of talking together and sharing books starts early.

Learning to read comes later.