• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

“This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies.” –Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester The role of the adult in the development of young children’s communications skills through interaction is vital and this book will help you understand this and improve your practice. Taking a chronological approach there is also a particular interest in the needs of two year olds, including the Progress Check at Age Two and the revised requirements of the early years foundation stage. The book features: • Case studies, points for practice and links to video examples • Coverage of bi or multilingual children • Examples of enabling environments for communication and interaction • Ideas of how to work best with parents. Suitable for all those studying or practising in Early Childhood it will develop the way you think about communication and interaction.

Interaction and communication of children over three
Interaction and communication of children over three
This chapter will:
  • Discuss children’s development from three years until they start compulsory schooling
  • Have a focus on the Specific Areas of learning of reading and writing
  • Introduce a case study showing the progress of one boy’s writing from three years’ old
  • Raise some challenging questions about the role of electronic devices

The children we are now going to look at are those in the three plus room, often referred to as the pre-school room. In the UK children can access maintained nursery school provision in the academic year in which they reach their fourth birthday and reception class when they are rising five. As a result of the structure of the UK’s academic year some ...

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