Free Early Literacy Resources
Free reproducible language and early literacy activities in English and Spanish. To download materials, click on the purple button that says "Free Parent Education Handouts" on the Washington Learning Systems home page.

These materials include forty-six home and community activities for adults and preschool children that encourage early language and literacy development in young children.  They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.

Each of the forty-six activities includes 1)  An activity description, 2) Hints for making the activity fun and developmentally appropriate, and 3)  A brief self-evaluation form that cues parents and other caregivers to notice their children's skills, and also cue adults to examine and grow their own interactions with their children.

The materials are specifically designed to address the three key skills of 1) language development, 2) phonological awareness, and 3) general print awareness.

The files are in PDF format to allow easy and secure downloading.  Five files for each language (Spanish and English) include:

  • Table of contents listing the 46 activities
  • Level 1 activities (activities designed for developmentally younger children)
  • Level 2 activities (activities that include a stronger focus on print)
  • Level 3 activities (activities that focus on more complex language use)
  • A brief activity self-evaluation form


The materials are made available by Angela Notari-Syverson and colleagues, and may be copied and distributed as long as they are not sold. The development of these materials was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education , Office of Special Education Programs.