Language and Literacy Development
Language and literacy skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Learning language is a social experience and requires symbolic processing. The relationship between thought and word is “not a thing, but a process, a continual movement back and forth from thought to word and from word to thought” (Vygotsky, 1962, p. 125). Mother Goose Time is a literacy-rich curriculum and invites children to ask questions and explore ideas through discussion and dramatic play. Moreover, we encourage children to construct autobiographical narratives in the form of storytelling, journaling and drawing. Language skills are some of the best predictors of academic success (Snowling, Hulme, Bailey, Strothard & Lindsay, 2011).
Language and Literacy skills and goals integrated within the Mother Goose Time Curriculum:
7 Listening Comprehension
10 Phonological Awareness
11 Concepts of Print
12 Letter/Word Recognition
13 Reading Comprehension
14 Emergent Writing