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Baby & Toddler Early Literacy Skills: Letter Knowledge

Letter Knowledge (knowing letters are different from each other, knowing their names and sounds, and recognizing letters everywhere) is one of six skills that will help prepare your child to learn to read.

To help your child develop this skill, look for:

  • books with shapes
  • "search-and-find" books
  • alphabet books


Read the other Early Literacy Skills Booklists:

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Mouse Shapes
Ellen Stoll Walsh
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I Spy Under the Sea
Edward Gibbs
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Keith Baker
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Z is For Moose
Kelly Bingham
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SuperHero ABC
Bob McLeod
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The Alphabet Keeper
Mary Murphy
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin
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Old Black Fly
Jim Aylesworth