Developing Language & Literacy with Young Children, Third Edition, gives parents, teachers, and other professionals who work and play with young children a confident understanding of communication and language development for children from birth to age eight. This resource examines the range of elements that are typical of communication and language activities: thinking, feeling, imagining, talking, listening, drawing, writing, and reading. The author emphasizes the importance of children's relationships and communications with the people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy. This guidebook covers: Early communication and language Achievements of young bilinguals Stories, narratives, and language play and their significance in literacy development Emerging literacy in homes, early years settings and classrooms

Literacy: Developing Readers and Writers, Six to Eight

Literacy: Developing readers and writers, six to eight

The early years of statutory schooling in England include the last year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception), plus Key Stage 1 and the start of Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. The mismatch between this mixture of stages and the well-established international definition of the early years as being birth through to eight does not necessarily restrict what can be achieved with, and by, six- to eight-year-olds. The situation is a challenge to all of us to demonstrate our understanding of the broad principles which were discussed in Chapter 4, as well as our ability and determination to put them into practice. All early years practitioners, workers, ...

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