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Communication and Interaction in the Early Years

Communication and Interaction in the Early Years

December 2015 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies. "  
- Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester 

The role of the adult in the development of young children’s communications skills through interaction is vital and this book will help you understand this and improve your practice.

Taking a chronological approach there is also a particular interest in the needs of two year olds, including the Progress Check at Age Two and the revised requirements of the early years foundation stage.

The book features:

·         Case studies, points for practice and links to video examples

·         Coverage of bi or multilingual children

·         Examples of enabling environments for communication and interaction

·         Ideas of how to work best with parents.

Suitable for all those studying or practising in Early Childhood it will develop the way you think about communication and interaction.

Setting the scene
Early communication
Interaction and communication of babies and toddlers
Interaction and communication of children between two and three
Interaction and communication of children over three
Bilingualism in the early years
The environment for interaction and communication

This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies. It should be considered as an essential book for students studying early childhood related programmes, and professionals working with babies and young children.  

Eva Mikuska
Senior Lecturer, Chichester University

An inspiring and accessible book about developing and improving effective interactions and communications with young children. Pertinent as it focusses on younger children and will support practitioners and students developing their research practice in the area.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 12, 2016

Contemporary, knowledgeable and accessible text for students and those working with young children. The content is pertinent and Ann Clare writes in a style that is fluid and makes sense of complex issues and initiatives. Clare discuss many of the issues that are prominent in an evolving practice. A valuable and enjoyable text.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Learning and Teaching Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
August 21, 2016

A useful text to promote good practice and encourage reflection

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
March 8, 2016

This is a delightful text, providing a detailed overview of Early Communication and Language in an easily to read format. The text is full of activities to consolidate and apply understanding in this complex area of development.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
March 1, 2016

Really good links to practice. Identifies different methods for different situations. Would help those starting out in EY

Mrs Helen Newman - B111
Education , Trowbridge College
February 24, 2016

An excellent book that is comprehensive and well laid out. It will be a very useful text for students on an Early Years related programme.

Susie Score - Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Miss Susan Score
Early Childhood Studies, Somerset College of Arts & Technology
February 22, 2016

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Communication and Interaction in the Early Years: Setting the scene

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Ann Clare

Ann Clare began her career as a secondary school English teacher. It was after having her three children, Felicity, Edward and Hannah,  that she became the head of a small village private nursery school at the same time as studying for her Master’s degree. Ann followed this by becoming an Early Years Consultant working for two North West local authorities. A chance conversation with Professor Cathy Nutbrown encouraged her to further her studies at the University of Sheffield where she graduated with her PhD, researching babies and young children under three.This research led Ann on to write her first book, Creating a Learning... More About Author

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