This book helps the reader develop their knowledge, skills and practice in encouraging and promoting communication, language and literacy for babies and young children.
- activities, examples, case studies and ideas from actual practice
- guidance on how to meet children's diverse needs in an inclusive environment
- advice on involving parents in their children's learning
- resources, useful websites and suggestions for further reading
This book is a must-read for anyone working with children from birth to five.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 285 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 10 mm
'This book provides basic information on language and literacy learning in a clear, easy-to-read format. The book includes learning objectives and a summary of key points for each chapter, as well as case studies, a glossary, questions for reflection, web links and further readings, meaning that it would make a useful text for early childhood courses. The practical examples and clear text would also be helpful for educators in birth-to-five settings wanting to strengthen their language and literacy programne. The book would also appeal to many parents looking for ways to support language and literacy learning at home' - Early Years
'This is an attractive, easy-to-handle, easy-to-read, book...One idea I shall definitely be using is the extended vocabulary lists for various learning areas' - The National Childminding Association
'This is a useful and accessible book for students at all levels as well as for established early years practitioners and setting managers. It provides a clear context and theoretical underpinning knowledge on which to base strategies for supporting the development of young children's language and communication skills from birth onwards' - Early Years Update
'This book sets the scene for supporting language and literacy development in early years settings with a wide range of suggestions and advice, case studies and examples' - Janet Kay, Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
'A delightful and reader-friendly publication for students of early education to learn basic concepts in language acquisition and literacy, this book offer a plethora of ideas for teaching and assessment of language development while displaying a sensitivity to teaching a diverse population of young children. A wealth of information about how books, storytelling, drama and the arts enhance children's language and literacy skills is shared throughout the text' - Professor Louise Swiniarski, Education Department, Salem State College, MA, USA
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