Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach's Book Knowledge and Print Concepts in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.
When you read with children, they connect the words they hear to the pictures on the page and things in their world. Learn why story time is important for children’s brain development.
Find ways to support children’s book knowledge and print concepts. Learn how families can help children build these skills. See how background knowledge develops through the eyes of a kindergartener.
Children make great gains in literacy when they are engaged in conversation before, during, and after storytelling. This dialogic reading strategy is used to increase vocabulary and language development in young children. Teaching teams may use the Tough Boris example as a way to introduce dialogic reading.