Early Language & Literacy Development

Featuring Diane W. Frankenstein
Author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

Early language and literacy development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories.

The interactions that young children have with such literacy materials as books, paper, crayon and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development.

This relatively new understanding of early literacy development complements the current research supporting the critical role of early experiences in shaping brain development.