The Learning Lab’s Essential Literacy And Numeracy Skills Checklist

What’s Important For An Effective Early Years Education?

During these crucial preschool years, your child is preparing to begin formal schooling. 

Early Years programmes should have the clear aim of helping your child be prepared for primary school by building the right basic skills in literacy and numeracy in a fun, nurturing and empowering environment.

Why Is Literacy And Numeracy Essential?

Can your child answer a question with a relevant answer?

Is your child able to make an inference from a given text? statements about characters or the plot?

Does your child understand simple sentence structures? 

Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write, but it also encompasses helping your child be able to listen, understand and respond in both verbal and written forms. 

With a strong foundation in literacy skills, your child will be able to read, write, communicate and understand what is seen, heard, read and written in a classroom environment.

Can your child identify two equal quantities even if the two groups of objects are depicted differently?

Is your child able to identify simple number or colour patterns?

Does your child understand the concepts of ascending and descending order?

Numeracy is defined as the ability to understand and manipulate numbers. 

With numeracy skills, your child will also be able to identify, write and differentiate numbers, as well as perform simple manipulation.

Here's a checklist that you can download to help guide your child's learning journey.