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Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children

Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children

Third Edition

April 2007 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Developing Language & Literacy with Young Children, Third Edition, gives parents, teachers, and other professionals who work and play with young children a confident understanding of communication and language development for children from birth to age eight. This resource examines the range of elements that are typical of communication and language activities: thinking, feeling, imagining, talking, listening, drawing, writing, and reading.

The author emphasizes the importance of children's relationships and communications with the people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

This guidebook covers:

  • Early communication and language
  • Achievements of young bilinguals
  • Stories, narratives, and language play and their significance in literacy development
  • Emerging literacy in homes, early years settings and classrooms
The Development of Communication and Language
Young Bilinguals
Stories, Narrative and Play with Language
Literacy: The Early Years, birth to 6
Literacy: Developing Readers and Writers 6-8
Talking with Parents and Carers about Communication and Language Development

This is really useful book that extend and encourage students' knowledge in understanding language and literacy in young age.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
April 21, 2015

This is a book that teaches the Year 2 students 'Literacy in Early Childhood' on the ECS BA (Hons) degree module and they are progressing well.

Dr Amoafi Kwapong
February 25, 2016

Lovely easy book to read.

Particularly liked the chapter on how to talk to parents about communication and language.

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
January 3, 2014

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Marian R Whitehead

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