Literacy Resource Materials Development for Pre-School Libraries in Nigeria
Ekauem B. E. Eyo, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar;
William 0. Nkanu. Cross River University ofTechnology, Calabar and
Emem Pius Udofia, University onyo

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) publication of the Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (2002) emphasizes that “learning begins at birth.”It further explains that early learning has strong and positive inputs on further learning in primary education and beyond. The report advocates that the period from birth to the start of primary education is a critical formation stage for the growth and development of the child. This pre—supposes that pre—school education requires a variety of sources of knowledge, a variety of presentation 7 media and a variety of formats to acquire the relevant information. This paper attempts to examine literacy resource materials development for pre—school libraries in Nigeria, particularly, such resource materials development likely to have a positive impact on their learning experiences. Suggestions on how to over come identified challenges associated with the development of these resource materials are provided.

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