Communications, Language & Literacy Domain
This domain addresses communication, grammar, vocabulary, interest in and appreciation of literacy, comprehension, concepts of print, phonological awareness, knowledge of the alphabet, writing skills, and understanding there are multiple languages in the world. For early learning, these skills will progress as the child matures and is exposed to experiences related to language and literacy.
Support Communications, Language & Literacy goals by choosing books:
- that have faces, emotions, people, places, things for babies and young toddlers
- of nursery rhymes which develop phonemic awareness, memory, articulation, listening skills, and understanding concepts (imagination and comprehension)
- that introduce familiar words and new words for building of vocabulary
- without words which encourage storytelling, imagination, and language building skills
- that encourage comprehension: what happens in the book, who are the characters, predicting what will happen, etc.
- with puppets, stuffed animals, or other materials that will help tell the story (for added interest)
- from online that are narrated by other adults or children
- or other reading materials that show different print examples: magazines, beginning reader books, books with pictures that have descriptions, etc.
- with alphabetical letters and pictures to match the letters
- with letter sounds, rhyming words, word families: Duck on a Truck, Mice in Rice, etc.
- with a rhythm of words: those that repeat the same group of words over and over
- that show different writing tools and how they are used: pens, markers, crayons, etc.
- about making lists (could use paper and pencil to make lists from books)
- about drawing (imagination books of a character drawing)