Language and Literacy for the Early Years
by Sally Neaum Learning Matters
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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 acquisition and development
- Development theory a how children learn language
- Development charts - expected developmental parameters for language acquisition
- Talking with babies
- Factors that affect acquisition and development
- Responding to language delay and difficulties
Supporting childrenas language acquisition and development
- Positive interaction a pedagogical strategies
- Starting from the child
- Rhymes and songs
- Stories book and story telling
- Creating a literate environment a indoors and outdoors
Roots of literacy
- Understanding forms and functions of literacy
- Speaking and listening
- What comes before phonics
- Early phonics
- Books and reading
- Emergent writing
'Those studying early childhood and related areas at degree level will find this book very useful for tackling course modules relating to language acquisition. Practical guidance, which includes case studies, outlines how to support language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling and helps students to understand how theory links to practice'
'This is an ideal text for all students studying early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, or for those achieving Early Years Professional Status'
-Early Years Educator
Sally Neaum is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Teesside. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion, and in initial teacher training. She has an MEd in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy. Her research interests include early years pedagogical practices and the impact of the graduate-led programme in early years.