We know that literacy is very important, not just for school but for managing modern life.

Young children can learn a lot about literacy through their play and discovery, and these pages are all about how to help them.

Parents and others sometimes worry about whether a child should be able to write their name or “know their letters” before they go to school.  The good news is “no, they don’t”.  But there are some other important things they can learn, and these pages will show how.  Follow the links for more.

What matters for literacy before school?

What can we do at home or out and about?

What can we do in a nursery or in childcare?