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These Literacy Milestone Charts walk you through the 6 components of literacy for children birth-age 5. The charts are designed around the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development, as well as other research in the field of education. The charts clearly define each literacy component and give milestones and suggested activities for each age range. They are a perfect resource for teachers and parents looking for a better understanding of literacy development and needing ideas for how to engage children in each of these areas!


There is a milestone chart for ages birth-5 years in each of the following areas:

Concepts of Print

Phonological Awareness

Alphabetic Principles

Oral Language

Text Comprehension


6 Components of Early Literacy Milestone and Activity Charts