Letter and numeral identification: their relationship with early literacy and numeracy skills

  title={Letter and numeral identification: their relationship with early literacy and numeracy skills},
  author={Michelle M. Neumann and Michelle Hood and Ruth M Ford and David L. Neumann},
  journal={European Early Childhood Education Research Journal},
  pages={489 - 501}
ABSTRACT The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar perceptual properties such as geometric features and arbitrary labels. Through early socio-cultural experiences with surrounding print, children learn to differentiate between these symbols and name them. This knowledge prepares them for the acquisition of conventional… Expand
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