Add 'Monster Mapping®' to your
Early Years Programme using 'Steps'
Enhance and extend Communication, Language and Literacy Activities
To eradicate illiteracy intervention should begin from birth. How young children acquire early literacy and its oral language foundation has gained the attention of educators and policymakers.
Research establishes four major principles of early literacy acquisition:
Oral language is the foundation for literacy development.
Children's experiences with the world greatly influence their ability to comprehend what they read.
Children's experiences with books and print greatly influence their ability to comprehend what they read
Learning to read and write starts long before they start school and has long-lasting effects.
But how do we best utilise this knowledge?
By taking a 'Speech to Print' approach we can develop oral language skills, and ALSO help children transition to being able to 'talk on paper' (spell words) and understand the words someone else has 'spoken on paper' (read them). It is ground breaking, and 'Just Makes Sense' to even the youngest of children ! Monster Mapping also offers an early intervention for Dyslexia. Phonemic awareness skills are developed, ensuring that children start school with brains 'wired' to be able to crack the written code.