This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive and ground-breaking work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - Space and literacy - Disabilities and early childhood literacy - Digital literacies - Indigenous literacy - Play and literacy - Policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy, including perspectives; literacy in families, communities and cultures; making meaning; literacy in preschool settings and schools, and various research methodologies. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge. This Handbook is essential for BA QTS students; MEd in Literacy students; PhD students; undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personnel. Anyone involved in Early Years education and teaching reading and writing will find it illuminating.

Creating Positive Literacy Learning Environments in Early Childhood: Engaging Classrooms, Creating Lifelong Readers, Writers and Thinkers

Creating positive literacy learning environments in early childhood: Engaging classrooms, creating lifelong readers, writers and thinkers

I think deep in my brain … I think all the while during my life. When I just get the best one, the best one for my story, I'll go yeah, I'll use that.

(Fergus, aged 6)

You think what the book is going to be called and then you think what people are going to be in it or is there going to be a dog in it or a haunted girl or a happy ending or maybe it doesn't work out in the end.

(Linda, aged 7)

I find I am learning as he's learning. It's ...

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