"Early childhood is the most important phase for overall development
throughout a person's lifespan."
- World Health Organization (WHO) Factsheet, August 2009.
The child has a hundred languages...
Children build literacy competency through creative writing and drawing. One preschooler imaginatively writes and draws: "Fillup and the sord and shilld with the Dragin" (Phillip and the sword and shield with the Dragon). The child spells some words correctly & others phonetically. He creatively plays with his written text-- it becomes an integral part of the scene "See, the words are riding the boats!"