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Week 3 Discussion Media and Literacy Development According to our text and video Building Literacy Competencies in Early Childhood, exposure to stories, poetry, nursery rhymes and songs, encourages literacy development in young children (Coats, 2013). There are many different things that can encourage literacy development in children, like nursery rhymes, poetry and/or songs. Encouraging literacy vital to build a child’s phonological awareness. “Children’s literature… plays a major role in children’s early literacy development” (Coats, 2013). Phonological awareness does not necessarily develop until around the age of three. “In songs, syllables are linked to different tones, allowing children to discriminate between sounds better, which makes words easier to learn” (Coats, 2013). Hence why it's vital to read and sing to our children as means of building up their phonological awareness skills to develop the foundations of learning to read.

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