Language and Literacy for the Early Years

Author: Sally Neaum
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857257420
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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http://www.uk.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/img/common/nurseryworld13.gif" width="175" height="152" border="0" align="right" /> Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! This is a focused text on early years' language and literacy for all students studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for candidates on EYPS pathways. It discusses language acquisition and development and covers development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. Practical guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling helps students see how theory links to practice. The text also examines the question 'what comes before phonics?' and includes interactive activities and theory focus features. About the Early Childhood Studies Series This series has been designed to support students of Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines in popular modules of their course. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Features have been developed to help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and 'Theory Focus' boxes examine essential theory close-up for better understanding. This series is also applicable to EYPS candidates on all pathways. Other titles in the series include Early Childhood Studies, Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.

Language Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Author: Janet Fellowes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195566284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education helps students to understand the nature of oral language, reading and writing, providing the essential knowledge needed to guide the language development and learning needs of young children. The book ensures that students have the theoretical framework before they enter the classroom but balances it with the practical knowledge required to tackle the subject with confidence. It looks in depth at the practical strategies and activities for each of the early childhood learning contexts and maintains an accessible approach by using illustrations, charts and tables to summarise key points. Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Educationis also available as an e-book.

Language and Literacy for the Early Years

Author: Sally Neaum
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857258591
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Language Literacy in the Early Years 0 7

Author: Marian R Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446243664
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Fourth Edition of Language and Literacy in the Early Years has been fully revised and updated to reflect current professional interests and the latest developments in the field. The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies. Key terms, further reading and a revised layout make the book accessible to students. The author emphasizes the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. While taking account of current initiatives and programmes, the author supports flexible teaching methods in what is a complex teaching and learning process. The book is fully illustrated with examples and photos from early childhood settings. This book is essential reading for primary and early years students and practitioners in the field of language and literacy including nursery nurses, classroom assistants and foundation stage teachers.

Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies

Author: Mandy Andrews
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857256874
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Winner of the 2013 Nursery World Awards! This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for candidates on EYPS pathways. It takes the reader through a detailed exploration of the nature of play examining the features and the concepts of play. Guidance on the observation of children's play is included and the text encourages students to appreciate the value of play in development and in socialisation. Children's rights and the ownership of play are also covered. With interactive activities and case studies throughout, the text helps students to arrive at an understanding of their own practice in relation to play. About the Early Years series This series has been designed to support students of Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines in popular modules of their course. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Features have been developed to help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and 'Theory Focus' boxes examine essential theory close-up for better understanding. This series is also applicable to EYPS candidates on all pathways. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies and Child Observation for the Early Years.

Child Observation

Author: Ioanna Palaiologou
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473968429
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. It enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. This new Third Edition has been updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes and includes: a new first chapter to help students to understand the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere an exploration of the essential elements of child observation that are important across the world new international case studies a research chapter that has been re-written to improve its accessibility to students more case studies throughout to link theory to practice.

Literacy

Author: Jacqueline Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780199020737
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Children's Literature is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to balanced literacy instruction and learning for pre-service and in-service teachers. Tailored for Canadians, this practical and current text provides a theoretical foundation alongsidereal-world classroom examples for teaching the foundational skills of literacy.

Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Author: Robyn Ewing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316692507
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides pre-service and practising teachers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood. Written by leading academics in the field, it explores how children learn to talk, play using language, become literate and make meaning - from birth through to the pre-school years. Emphasising the importance of imagination and the arts in language learning, this book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, highlights the impact of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds on young children's language and literacy development, and shows how early childhood teachers can effectively partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn through and about language. Case studies, interviews, reflective questions, clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, and a rich array of practical and creative activities for use in early childhood environments help students connect theory and current research to practice.

Learning to Read and Write

Author: Susan B. Neuman
Publisher: National Assn for the Education
ISBN: 9780935989878
Format: PDF, ePub
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The issues of how and when to teach young children to read and write are sufficiently important and controversial that two professional organizations International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), collaborated on a position statement, based on what is currently known from empirical study about early reading and writing as well as on current issues and concerns. This book for teachers and caregivers explains the IRA/NAEYC position statement and offers guidance for developmentally appropriate teaching practices. The first section of the book presents the approved position statement of the IRA and NAEYC. The second section, "Readers and Writers in the Making," conveys the gist of the position statement with respect to instruction, using photographs in conjunction with a summary of effective teaching practices. This section is organized into eight major themes: (1) "The Power and Pleasure of Literacy"; (2) "The Literate Environment"; (3) "Language Development"; (4) "Building Knowledge and Comprehension"; (5) "Knowledge of Print"; (6) "Types of Text"; (7) "Phonological Awareness"; and (8) "Letters and Words." The third section of the book, "Ensuring Children's Reading and Writing Success," consists of three parts: (1) "Informing Instruction in Reading and Writing," considering assessment in this area; (2) "Making It Happen," outlining the policies and resources needed to support effective practice; and (3) "Frequently Asked Questions." A glossary, reference list, and list of resources for teachers conclude the book. (HTH)

Child Development for Early Childhood Studies

Author: Sally Neaum
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457362
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This accessible guide to Child Development is specifically aimed at students on Early Childhood Studies and Early Years courses. The text begins by examining the context of 'early childhood' today, and goes on to look at children's development in detail, including comprehensive development charts for reference. It considers the biological/social debate in child development, holistic development and factors affecting development. Finally, the text makes essential links between theory and practice, helping the reader understand how to apply their learning in a real-life setting. Throughout, activities are included to help the reader interact with the text to gain a better understanding.