Word Smart refers to the ability to read, write, speak, or listen. People who enjoy using their Word Smarts may like to read for fun or to learn something new; write emails, letters, stories, or poems; learn new words or foreign languages; play word games; or tell stories, jokes, and tongue twisters.
Check out these resources and many more at the BU Toy Library!
The BU Toy Library offers literacy, play, and training resources to support the development of early literacy skills. To learn more about the six early literacy skills and ideas for strengthening them through shared reading and play, click here.
Letter Knowledge refers to a person’s understanding of the shapes and sounds of letters. Click here for a Letter Knowledge tutorial.
Vocabulary Literacy Play
Vocabulary refers to the number of words that a person uses and understands. Click here for a Vocabulary tutorial.
Narration refers to a person’s ability to describe things and to tell stories. Click here for a Narration tutorial.
Print Motivation Literacy Play
Print Motivation refers to a person’s interest in reading and writing. Click here for a Print Motivation tutorial.
Print Awareness refers to the understanding that printed text includes letters and words, is governed by a set of rules, and has meaning. Click here for a Print Awareness tutorial.
Phonological Awareness refers to a person’s understanding that language is made up of sounds, syllables, words, and rhymes. Click here for a Phonological Awareness tutorial.