Launchpad for Literacy sits alongside the Curriculum and current good practice, giving you a more specific and targeted approach to:
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The Launchpad for Literacy is an approach to literacy readiness for all children within the Early Years. In the Early Years and beyond, it also gives practitioners and leaders a tool to clarify what children CAN do, identify developmental skill gaps and set next steps, enabling you to:
Launchpad for Literacy also affirms and supports current good practice and pedagogy, allowing you to make more specific decisions about what you do and why, based on the skills children have now and the skills they need.
The Launchpad for Literacy Approach centres around the Skills Framework. Specific speech and language, social communication, visual and fine motor preconditional skills which are essential for literacy acquisition are set out in a developmental grid. This ensures a broader base of skill readiness for all aspects of Literacy.
Using the Skills Framework as you consider what children can do, what skills they need and make decisions how you are going to achieve this allows you to:
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