You can begin working on the literacy skill of letter knowledge, learning about the letters of the alphabet, when your child is just a baby. Try tracing a round shape on a snowy surface. Point out and talk about all kinds of things that are round. Noticing different shapes will help your child later recognize the different shapes that letters can have. The book, Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, has many round things for baby to look at.
–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison