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Communication, Language and Literacy from Birth to Five

Communication, Language and Literacy from Birth to Five

  • Avril Brock - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Carolynn Rankin - Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Global Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University

April 2008 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008, practitioners need to be able to meet the needs of all young children in the six areas of learningone of which is communication, language and literacy.

Communication, Language and Literacy from Birth to Five helps the reader develop their knowledge, skills and practice in encouraging and promoting communication, language and literacy for babies and young children.

It includes:

  • activities, examples, case studies and ideas from actual practice
  • guidance on how to meet children's diverse needs in an inclusive environment
  • advice on involving parents in their children's learning
  • resources, useful websites and suggestions for further reading

Early language development
Babies are clever
Children's needs: diversity and identity
Getting young children talking in early years settings by Carol Potter
Stories, Illustrations, Pictures and Books
Rhyme, Rhythm, Sound and Song
Emerging Literacy - Playful Reading and Writing

This book provided essential information to support the assignment criteria. The students used it as a reference point to support their ideas.

Miss Lisa Louise Holland
Education , Tameside College
June 1, 2015

Preferred other books in this field.

Mr Ian Barrett
Department of Education, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
May 1, 2013

Clear text. Easy to use. Very good case studies interspersed within text offer examples in practice. These could form the basis for a class discussion, along with the questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.

Mrs Janet Goldsbrough
CYPS, Derby University
August 18, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Early Language Development PDF