Early years a key focus of international literacy report

The International Literacy Association’s annual report on literacy around the world has revealed that the early years are the most important topic for 2018.

The 2018 What’s Hot in Literacy Report uses survey data from nearly 2,100 literacy leaders and practitioners to develop a list of the most important topics for the upcoming year and monitor trends in international literacy.

Exposing young children to books and reading early has become more recognised in recent decades as a critical factor in future success and education. This is the second year in a row that early literacy has been identified as the most important literacy topic by the ILA.

Early literacy skills are highlighted in the Early Years Learning Framework as a key component of the children’s effective communication skills. Educators are encouraged to creating literacy-rich environments and responding to children’s images and symbols.

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization dedicated to advancing literacy for all through its network of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers and experts across 78 countries.

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