Introducing English as an Additional Language to Young Children: A Practical Handbook

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Kay Crosse

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    Dedication

    This book is dedicated with love to Charlotte who continues to sustain my interest in language development through our many memorable and utterly enjoyable conversations and the countless stories that we share together.

    And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.

    And he said:

    Your children are not your children.

    They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.

    They come through you but not from you,

    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

    The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

    (The above extract is from The Prophet originally published by William Heinemann Ltd.)

    About the Author

    Kay Crosse qualified as a teacher in 1967 and currently works as a supply teacher in Reception and Foundation Stage classes. She lectured in Early Years education and took on other management responsibilities at Norland College over a period of 21 years, in the last 5 years as Principal of the College. Currently Kay works as an Early Years consultant both in the UK and Japan. She was appointed by the Open University and the National Day Nursery Association as a mentor to graduates undertaking the Early Years Professional Status qualifications. She is a Lecturer for the Open University on Early Years courses leading to the award of a Foundation Degree. She was appointed by the National Children's Bureau to work with Early Years professionals in using the Parents and Early Years Learning (PEAL) materials to support parents and their children's learning. She is in involved in writing courses to support training in Early Years education, literacy and numeracy and schema development for young children.

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    Haslam, L., Wilkin, Y. and Kellet, E. (2005) English as an Additional Language.David Fulton: London.
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