Creative literacy is a concept that looks beyond sitting with a book. It is a “holistic” approach, in that it incorporates activities that can strengthen reading skills, but are more focused on broader learning. In many cases it is an activity that on the surface doesn’t even look like it’s related to literacy or learning to read. A couple quick examples:
- Holding crayons helps develop fine motor skills later used for writing.
- Drawing is a way to visually represent ideas and stories. Kids can build entire stories around a single object they drew. Scribble has meaning to them, too.
- Singing songs (especially rhyming ones) reinforce letter sounds and build vocabulary.