The term “literacy” is used by some to simply describe reading and writing but, in fact, literacy covers a much wider range of learning.
Literacy in the early years includes talking about books, print in the environment, early mark making and writing, as well as sharing books and reading.
Being literate is essential in almost every aspect of adult life whether we are planning a holiday, selecting a DVD or delivering parcels. Literacy is often thought of as the ability ‘to read and write’ but it also includes being able to speak and listen.
In the Revised EYFS Literacy has two aspects: