|Most children are fluent speakers by the age of three. In fact talking, and listening to others talk, is the starting point for learning to read. Young children learn to make connections between spoken words and objects, spoken words and objects, and eventually between spoken words and written words. Talking, playing, singing and being read to all help to develop children’s early literacy skills.
When children are taught to read, they learn a range of key skills to help them. They also need to develop comprehension skills to help them understand what they are reading.