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1st Edition

Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

ISBN 9780415474276
Published January 16, 2009 by David Fulton Publishers
144 Pages

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Book Description

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others.

The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Language for Communication  Chapter 2: Language for Thinking  Chapter 3: Linking Sounds and Letters  Chapter 4: Reading  Chapter 5: Writing  Chapter 6: Handwriting

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Helen Bradford is a Senior Early Years tutor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She has a teaching background in nursery education and has written extensively for the Nursery World Magazine.