Oral Language: the secret to developing Reading & Writing
Reading books with your child will help to enhance his or her vocabulary knowledge by connecting words with both their spoken and written counterparts. Not only does reading together promote pre-literacy skills, i.e. page orientation and print awareness, but hearing the book read aloud helps expand your child’s topic specific vocabulary.
In fact, if you look at language development as a pyramid, spoken language development supports written language development, which in turn determines academic achievement.
It is never too early to start supporting your child’s academic success.