Literacy is about learning to read and write accurately, being able to listen carefully and talk clearly about ideas.
These skills will enable young people to participate fully in their learning, now and later on in a work environment, and throughout the rest of their lives.
Parents play a crucial role in helping to develop literacy skills from an early age. You can encourage your child to explore literacy outdoors and at home.
There are many opportunities in everyday routines to practise and apply literacy skills in real and meaningful ways e.g. reading to your child every day, learning nursery rhymes together and pointing out signs in the local community.