Embracing a multi-modal approach to early literacy, this textbook supports students as aspiring early years professionals with their understanding of early reading for under-fives and the critical links to language, literacy, and learning. This book looks at early literacy in all its forms including mark-making, sharing stories, making music and covers the breadth of literacy learning opportunities that take place outdoors and in museums, art galleries and more. With chapters on phonics, the deficit model, digital literacies and storytelling, this book is packed with everything you need to support you on your degree and help you to develop into a literacy advocate for under-fives.
This key text features individual chapter overviews that enable you to review and rethink, activities that bring theory into practice, and engaging case studies to provoke deeper thought. With reflection points, and 'review and rethinking pedagogy' sections, this interactive book emphasises the importance of engaging young children with early literacy activities.