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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Resources for Language and Literacy
Resources for language and literacy

This chapter describes some of the resources that are commonly used to teach language and literacy. The main focus is on books and it begins with an examination of the role of books in children's learning. There are sections on ways of selecting and promoting children's books, both fiction and non-fiction. Other important resources such as audio and video tapes, the use of ICT and materials and opportunities for literate play are also included.

Learning to read is generally regarded as the most important aspect of education in the early years. Carers often consider that learning to read is as significant for children as learning to speak or learning to walk and teachers and schools are proud ...

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