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How do we improve early literacy skills for pre-schoolers?

Posted by Natasha Sampson on 7th May 2019

How do we improve early literacy skills for pre-schoolers?

By age three, 80% of synaptic connections are made and neuroscience now shows the importance of early brain development to improve children’s literacy and in turn their life chances! 



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At the 4th Annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference, Sharing the responsibility – inclusion in the early years, Professor Ted Melhuish from University of Oxford explained that everything we do, feel and say from infancy reflects brain function – it is imperative to use it or lose it! By age three, 80% of synaptic connections are made and neuroscience now shows the importance of early brain development to improve children’s literacy and in turn their life chances.


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Unfortunately, 1 in 3 disadvantaged children start school with poor language skills. This means 1 million Australian children are at risk of reading failure. The UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2012 also found Australia ranked 28 in the world for its Early Childhood Services. This is a statistic that clearly demands attention and action.






As part of our commitment to early learning literacy development we are working with Yellow Door to provide early learning centres the resources to engage and boost literacy skills for pre-schoolers. The Yellow Door range of apps has been developed alongside the curriculum to help children achieve their early learning goals through independent and collaborative language development and play. 




These educational apps are available on iPad and Android tablets, as well as Windows and Mac computers. The apps also are compatible with i-Theatre, which is a unique learning system for early years children that facilitates story-creation and multimedia storytelling in a way that embraces both traditional and digital mediums. 


Please contact us for i-Theatre leasing options. 


With the vast array of technology and research available to educators it is an achievable goal to ensure all children are equipped with 21st century literacy skills. To find out more:



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