Your preschooler’s early reading and writing (literacy) skills are growing. She now can understand and use hundreds of words. She is more aware of print. She might point to words in her favorite book (not having a clue what they say) or pretend to write on paper.
She’s also becoming better at reading body language and what it says about how someone else is feeling. These are all early literacy skills.
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Children whose parents reported providing more support for early literacy had stronger vocabulary scores in fourth grade. Also the complexity of their language at age three was associated with fourth-grade vocabulary.” DICKINSON & PORSCHE, 2011