'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'
'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'-Nursery World
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.
an interesting and accessible book that students found useful
This book covers the essential aspects of language and literacy development in the early years, and present very practical ways in which to link theory to practice in early years settings. Highly recommended.
An excellent book looking at literacy and language. I am currently completing a speech and language as part of CPD and this book has been a helpful guide to me as well as the students and their language unit.
This book is a thorough and supportive text to support the students understanding and is in the reading list as an essential to support their understanding and application of learning. I was very impressed with the turnover of ordering to receipt of the books.
Lovely introduction to this area of child development. Students will find this easy to engage with
This easily accessible text enables readers to understand the supportive environment necessary to facilitate language and literacy development. It also helps students to understand and recognise the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties and ways of responding to children's needs. The case studies throughout are an invaluable addition to this text and will help students link theory to practice.
A very detailed book that allows students to use for additional preperation for activities and reference
Revelant and student friendly.
An interesting read, particulary for Early Years Teachers. This text will support their understanding of providing the correct enviroments to support language and literacy with young children.
This is a very good basic introduction for 1st year undergraduates. The format is very accessible and the theory focus/activities will help students to fuse theory/practice as they prepare for Professional practice placements.
A well written and easily accessible book that will prove useful for students studying langauge acquisition and development. The inclusion of impact on reading and writing is particularly valuable to those working in the education section, and the focus on phonics is up to date and relevant. The 'definitions' of key terms is particularly useful throughout the book, and the case studies and activities make this a working, ongoing tool to aid progression.