Introduction to ‘Reading and writing’
Reading and writing is all about young children making marks; enjoying books, rhymes, songs and stories; linking sounds and letters together and handwriting.
The more children see their role-models reading and writing, like Dad enjoying a good book or Mum reading a bedtime story, the more they will join in and have a go.
At CBeebies, we have linked our 7 learning areas with the EYFS curriculum. ‘Reading and Writing’ closely matches the EYFS curriculum area of Communication, Language and Literacy/ Literacy.
What is the EYFS?
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a curriculum used by all care and education providers working with children from birth to the age of five (or the end of your child’s reception year).
It describes how adults working with young children can support the development of a child’s existing knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas of their learning.
The EYFS recognises that all children are individual and will learn and make progress at their own pace, aiming to achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of their reception year.
The EYFS curriculum is delivered through a play-based approach to learning, offering fun and practical activities and hands-on experience. As a parent or carer, you will know your child best and it’s important that you share your knowledge of your child’s achievements with the adults they are working with.
The EYFS is currently divided into 6 areas of learning. These areas are:
Ideas for helping your child’s reading and writing with CBeebies
The EYFS curriculum encourages children to attempt writing for different purposes, and to use different forms of writing, like lists or instructions. Here are a few ideas for games you can play at home to support Communication, Language and Literacy.