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The Core of Literacy is Language Development

Updated: Mar 7

"The core of literacy is language development... How do children develop their language skills? By using them! All the time, and in a meaningful context. Therefore, a quiet classroom does not develop language. An environment where children's conversations center around scripted prompts or questions provided by a curriculum doesn't cut it either. The optimal way for children to develop language is through CHILD-LED PLAY where they can utilize and build their skills by talking and having conversations in natural settings."

Want more in depth details on language and how it develops? Check out my book, The Whole Child Alphabet: How Young Children Actually Develop Literacy (Exchange Press) Go to link in my bio or visit


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