‘Laurie Makin's and Marian Whitehead's book on How to Develop Children's Literacy stands out from the usual guides on child development and learning. The language is accessible and engaging. The text is empowering rather than condescending in tone and in content. Teacher trainees and people working with children, including parents, who are wanting a good depth of information quickly about children's early literacy development will find this book provides it’ — Childforum, New Zealand. Are you studying for a vocational qualification in early childhood? Are you a qualified teacher working with under-fives for the first time? Are you a nursery nurse or teaching assistant? Or are you thinking about doing one of these things? If so, this book is for you. The years before a child starts school are crucial in establishing strong foundations for literacy. This book addresses current issues relating to early literacy. The authors offer pragmatic ideas and information on key areas including: literacy for babies and toddlers; literacy for preschool, daycare and nursery children; play; bilingualism; special needs; official curriculum frameworks. How to Develop Children's Early Literacy is a practical guide designed to support all early literacy educators.
Chapter 7: Some Useful Resources
Some Useful Resources
We hope that you have enjoyed this brief guide to how babies and young children can be helped to develop early literacy in the preschool years. We also hope that you feel as excited by young children's potential for literacy learning as we are and now want to know more. This chapter of useful resources is an attempt to start you off on the adventure of finding out more about young children, their families and their language and literacy development. We begin with a further reading list that will introduce you to some more detailed books about these topics. We include some professional journals from the UK and Australia that will keep you up to date with what is going ...