St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Reflects the joy of learning and growth in the love of God, family and friends.

Literacy Learning

Play-based “lessons” allow children to learn while doing the thing they love best, playing. That is why it is so critical to provide intentional experiences that interest children. When children have an opportunity to see letters in books

and environmental print, practice them in their play and learn them in meaningful ways throughout the school day, they make strong connections that lead to later success in reading and writing. From scribbles in the very early years to letter-like forms in paintings and other art to invented spelling in journal writing. We can see the important steps to developing literacy.