We know that emergent literacy begins at birth and continues to build through experiences that occur in infancy and early childhood. Emergent or early literacy skills refer to the development of listening and language skills that are important for learning to read. Reading to children, singing songs and reciting finger plays, doing puzzles, and scribbling are all examples of activities that support early literacy development.

The Early Learning Success curriculum offers several ‘repetitive reading’ Units of Study that focus on one book to support the developmental domains. Here are Units that are currently available in our Store:
1. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee

‘Elmer, the Patchwork Elephant’ Book Unit

2. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Book Unit

3. I Like Me by Nancy Carlson

‘I Like Me’ Book Unit

4. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ Book Unit

5. Marshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan

‘Marshmallow Kisses’ Book Unit

6. Olivia Forms A Band by Ian Falconer

‘Olivia Forms A Band’ Book Unit

7. Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

‘Planting A Rainbow’ Book Unit

Other web sites that support literacy development





  • This website provides handouts for promoting early reading and literacy (written at a fourth- or fifth-grade level) are provided for the following pediatric well-child visits and developmental ages:
    1. http://Birth to 3 months
    2. 4–5 months
    3. 6–8 months
    4. 9–11 months
    5. 12–14 months
    6. 15–17 months
    7. 18–23 months
    8. 24–29 months
    9. 30–35 months
    10. 3 years
    11. 4 years
    12. 5 years
    13. 6–10 years