Language and Literacy for the Early Years
- Sally Neaum - Teesside University, UK
Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Studies | Language & Communication
This core text for early childhood studies and early years students focuses on communication, language and literacy in the pre-school years. The text begins by discussing language acquisition and development covering development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. It goes on to give guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling. Finally, it examines the roots of literacy and asks 'what comes before phonics?' Interactive activities are included throughout to engage the reader and research focus features help students make essential links between theory and practice.
- An accessible text covering a key topic
- Includes activities and features to engage the reader with the text
- Essential reading for early childhood language, literacy and communication modules
- Gives practical guidance on supporting children's language acquisition
'Those studying early childhood and related areas at degree level will find this book very useful for tackling course modules relating to language acquisition. Practical guidance, which includes case studies, outlines how to support language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling and helps students to understand how theory links to practice'
'This is an ideal text for all students studying early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, or for those achieving Early Years Professional Status'
-Early Years Educator
'The book is very clearly laid out and is written in an easily accessible, user-friendly format which enables the reader to engage with the text easily'
Very well written, professional and easy to navigate for any student studying in this area of learning.
A good, accessible read. Covers the main issues very clearly but also critiques aspects of the debate.
Excellent source to support advanced practitioners, as they carry out their research project on literacy in the early years. Supportive ideas for planning and implementing language and literacy holistically meeting a diverse range of needs in the setting. This book creates excellent links with development covering language acquisition and factors affecting this, as well as child development and language theories, making this an essential source for HND students.
This book has a good balance of challenging concepts and very clear descriptions for students gaining familiarity with language and literacy in the Early Years. We use this book as a core reading in our undergraduate Childhood Studies programme.
Used on the FDA, BA and EY ITT programmes - fitted superbly in the newly written "Acquiring Literacy" Unit on the BA. An excellent and well used text - more library copies ordered
This is really useful book that extend and encourage students' knowledge in understanding language and literacy in young age.
This book contains practical support for Early Years Practitioners.