Language and Literacy for the Early Years

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Print)9780857257413
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2012


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