Explores and analyses the ways in which very young children's developing literacy can be supported by their experience of watching TV and videos. This book addresses ways teachers can use children's experience of watching stories on video or TV to feed back into their own story-writing, reading, story-telling and role-play in the classroom. Explores areas specifically highlighted in the National Curriculum for English, and will benefit teachers developing their literacy teaching in light of the government Literacy Hour initiative.
'... presents a lively and imaginative exploration of children's literacy and their responses to televisual texts. The text makes a useful contribution to the literature of children and television and provides a well focused account of the area with particularl reference to early years. Early years specialists will appreciate the synoptic approach to the key issues and will enjoy the voices of the researched as they speak from the text.' - Richard Eke, Early Years Journal