• Summary
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This book focuses on the development of oral language skills and provides guidelines for setting objectives for activities, materials and preparation, key vocabulary, and directions for implementation.


This book is for all early years practitioners working with young children in nursery schools, pre-schools and day nurseries together with childminders and nannies working as home-based child carers. The focus of the book is to offer activities and guidance for practitioners working with children learning English as an additional language. However, the approach described and the practical activities included will work well with all children who need support to improve their confidence and language skills. The development and use of communication and language are at the heart of all children's learning and the way in which young children are able to experience and become involved in stories, rhymes, music, poetry and language will affect their progress and enjoyment in all areas of the ...

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