Home Environment as a Foundation for the Development of Literacy Skills
E. A. Aganyi and Ate Agera
Katsina Ala. Bcnuc State
This paper considers the importance of literacy skills to an adult in today ‘5 complex,globalized society. It notes that while early emphasis on the education of a child is focused on the audio-oral skills, the literacy skills are equally important and their development needs to be pursued more vigorously: It cites empirical evidence to support the contribution the home can make in developing literacy skills in children. The paper proposes a number of strategies
for a home literacy programme and concludes that an early start will build a solid foundation for sound literacy skills in later life.