Corowa Preschool Association Incorporated

Preschool in Corowa for children aged 3-5 years

Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy

“Learning to read and write is critical to a child’s success in school and later in life… The early childhood years – from birth through age eight – are the most important period for literacy development.”

“Children take their first critical steps toward learning to read and write very early in life. Long before they can exhibit reading and writing production skills, they begin to acquire some basic understandings of the concepts about literacy and its functions.”       (Neuman, Copple & Bredekamp (2000))

Numeracy is the ability to apply maths concepts in all areas of life.
Numeracy skills involve understanding numbers, counting, solving number problems, measuring, sorting, adding and subtracting numbers and so on.
We all need numeracy and maths skills to do everyday things like:

• solve problems – for example, which brand and size of tinned beans is the cheapest?
• analyse and interpret information – for example, how many wins does my team need to get to the top of the competition?
• make choices – for example, which personal loan is the best value?

Your child’s everyday experiences are full of learning opportunities that lay the foundations for numeracy.                                          (

These Literacy and Numeracy cards are for use by families to enhance their child’s literacy and numeracy development.

Literacy cards

Numeracy cards


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