With the right tools, early childhood professionals can help preschoolers build a strong educational foundation for kindergarten and beyond. This solid program, successfully piloted in preschools, uses developmentally appropriate learning activities to identify and shape children's early literacy skills. "Lessons for Literacy" includes learning activities, assessment tools, and sound pedagogy to help preschool-age children learn literacy basics such as print concepts, rhyming, and letter recognition.
Harlan S. Hansen, PhD, is a professor emeritus in elementary education and early childhood education at the University of Minnesota. He is a board member for the Naples Alliance for Children in Naples, Florida. Ruth M. Hansen, PhD, worked as the director of curriculum and staff development for the St. Louis Park School District in Minnesota. She is a board member for the Naples Alliance for Children in Naples, Florida.