Developing reading and writing skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
Free guide to download
There are many simple things you can do to develop language and literacy (reading and writing) skills in children with a hearing loss or glue ear before they start school. We have produced a guide called ‘Helping your deaf child to develop language, read and write (3-4 year olds)’ to give you ideas of how to build up language and early reading and writing skills through everyday play and activities.
The guide gives tips about:
- Developing a child’s language and vocabulary, and the challenges deaf children face when learning language.
- Choosing books to read with your child, and making reading fun.
- Developing your child's writing skills, for example through drawing and pretend writing.
- Activities and games for developing language, reading and writing.
- Other resources and organisations to look at that may be helpful in developing your child’s literacy skills.
“As a parent of a three year old deaf child, this will be an
invaluable learning resource. I’d recommend it highly to parents of deaf
or hearing children.” – Ashling Boyle, NDCS member.
- Assessing and monitoring the progress of deaf children and young people: Communication, language and listening
- Developing maths skills
- Speech and language therapy
- Playtime tips and ideas
Also in this Section
- Education in the early years
- Choosing a deaf-friendly school
- Developing reading and writing skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- Developing maths skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- How early years staff can help your child achieve their potential
- Is my deaf child entitled to free early years education?
- My child didn't get into our choice of school – what now?
- Preparing your deaf child for primary school
- Helping your Deaf Child to Develop Communication and Language (0–2)
- Summer born children in England: Starting school a year late
- Choosing childcare for your deaf child
- Quality Standards for early years services for deaf children: What parents need to know (England)