‘Developing Early Literacy presents an interesting range of literacy-related topics which address issues of current importance to early years practice and, in places, question current thinking. There is an excellent balance of theoretical background and case study examples which would make this a relevant and practical text for both students and early years professionals.’

Getting outside
Getting outside
Michael Green
Chapter Objectives
  • to examine the philosophies and approaches to using environments outside the classroom to enhance early opportunities for literacy
  • to link learning outside the classroom to key principles and practices relating to the teaching and learning of early literacy
  • to demonstrate how learning within meaningful contexts can provide opportunities for children to express themselves in a variety of ways and via a range of modes.
This Chapter will Cover:
  • the debate regarding the effectiveness of different types of ‘experiences’
  • the decline in children's engagement with settings and experiences beyond home and the classroom
  • what the literature and research tell us about the benefits of children engaging in opportunities to learn beyond the classroom
  • how to explore non-fiction in experiences beyond the classroom.

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