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
Chapter 6: Talking with Parents and Carers About Communication and Language Development
Talking with Parents and Carers About Communication and Language Development
All through this book there are references to children communicating, developing language and learning about literacy with parents, carers and families in a variety of local communities, home languages, cultures and traditions. This final chapter will pull together these central issues in child language development and make some suggestions for working together in children's best interests. However, this is not primarily a book about parental involvement in education and for a full background to the topic I would recommend an earlier volume in this series which is focused on Pen Green Centre for the under-fives and their families: Learning to be Strong (Whalley, 1994) and a ...