Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

By Helen Bradford

Series Editor: Sandy Green

© 2009 – David Fulton Publishers

134 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415474276
pub: 2008-12-04
US Dollars$37.95
Hardback: 9780415478359
pub: 2008-12-04
US Dollars$140.00

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About the Book

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

About the Author/Editor

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.

About the Series

Practical Guidance in the EYFS

This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage  making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which  good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning.  Each book includes:

  • Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups
  • Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories
  • How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context.

The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General