The second edition of this text shows how play and literacy can combine to help young children develop a more complete understanding of writing, as well as literacy more generally. In addition to discussing the implications of the new Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the authors use more recent research to extend the discussion of how and why play and literacy work together so powerfully, and provide further advice on planning and developing effective experiences. Early years practitioners should find that this book helps them to focus on the development of literacy knowledge and skills.
Praise for the First Edition
"This book will gladden the hearts of many early years teachers who believe that good, sound learning is gained through play; a word much used but not always taken seriously by those who do not teach young children.This is an excellent book for teachers and student teachers, combining practical information with humor about play and its effects on children's writing.." -- Education Review