Language and Literacy for the Early Years
- Sally Neaum - Teesside University, UK
Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Studies | Language and communication
This is a focused text on early years' language and literacy for all students studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for candidates on EYPS pathways. It discusses language acquisition and development and covers development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. Practical guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling helps students see how theory links to practice. The text also examines the question 'what comes before phonics?' and includes interactive activities and theory focus features.
About the Early Childhood Studies Series
This series has been designed to support students of Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines in popular modules of their course. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Features have been developed to help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and 'Theory Focus' boxes examine essential theory close-up for better understanding. This series is also applicable to EYPS candidates on all pathways.
Other titles in the series include Early Childhood Studies, Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.
'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
'The book is very clearly laid out and is written in an easily accessible, user-friendly format which enables the reader to engage with the text easily'
Very well written, professional and easy to navigate for any student studying in this area of learning.
A good, accessible read. Covers the main issues very clearly but also critiques aspects of the debate.
Excellent source to support advanced practitioners, as they carry out their research project on literacy in the early years. Supportive ideas for planning and implementing language and literacy holistically meeting a diverse range of needs in the setting. This book creates excellent links with development covering language acquisition and factors affecting this, as well as child development and language theories, making this an essential source for HND students.
This book has a good balance of challenging concepts and very clear descriptions for students gaining familiarity with language and literacy in the Early Years. We use this book as a core reading in our undergraduate Childhood Studies programme.
Used on the FDA, BA and EY ITT programmes - fitted superbly in the newly written "Acquiring Literacy" Unit on the BA. An excellent and well used text - more library copies ordered
This is really useful book that extend and encourage students' knowledge in understanding language and literacy in young age.
This book contains practical support for Early Years Practitioners.