EYFS: Literacy


This short course, aimed at those working in an early year setting or those with young children, explores how to encourage early literacy. It looks at how literacy and communication skills are central to children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development, and how the world of literacy begins at a very early age.

Learning outcomes

  • You will see how important verbal communication is to literacy skills
  • You will find out more about the key skills needed to assist children to become motivated and independent readers
  • You will learn how early literacy starts with mark marking and emergent writing, alongside drawing
  • You will discover how to support reading development

Advantages of this course

  • Literacy is crucial part of intellectual, social and emotional development
  • You will be shown a number of suggestions for key interventions and activities that can develop a child’s literacy
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge