Literacy Development from Birth to Age Three (2012)

Based on the Nipissing Developmental Screen

Parents and other family members play a key role in a child's early development; they are their children’s first, and most important, teachers. The foundation for literacy development begins when children are very young, long before they go to school. The Northwest Territories Literacy Council has developed this booklet to help parents and other caregivers understand children’s literacy development at different ages and stages from two months to six years, and how they can support it. The information has been broken down into three parts: what young children are able or trying to do; what parents can do to support their children; and materials that help support children’s literacy development.

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NWT Literacy Council. Literacy Development from Birth to Age Three 2012. Web. 5 Feb. 2023 <>
NWT Literacy Council (2012). Literacy Development from Birth to Age Three. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from
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