Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children
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By (author) Marian R. Whitehead
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Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children by Marian R. Whitehead
Book Description'Highly readable...Anybody working with babies and young children needs to have the knowledge that Whitehead clearly explains here' - SureStart 'One of the many excellent features of this book is the way it tackles the issue of bilingualism in early childhood' - Early Years Educator (eye) Praise for previous editions: 'Marian Whitehead forces the reader to attend to the "voice of the child against the encroachment of inappropriate curriculum demands. Her total fascination for children's language development captures the reader in an enthusiastic and informed voyage through "the most exciting and important aspect of human development - language in the early years' - Early Years 'This is an excellent read for all parents and workers with young children. The style of the book is friendly and accessible, with beautifully produced of photographs of children and indeed of their own work. Marian Whitehead is not ashamed to draw on her experiences as a grandparent, as well as highly competent theoretical researcher; she does both with competence and humour.This will prove an excellent source book for those involved in course design from childminders to university lecturers' - Child Language Teaching and Therapy Looking at the most exciting and important aspect of human development - communication and language in the early years - this accessible book gives carers, parents, teachers and other professionals who work and play with young children a confident understanding of children's communication and language development in the years from birth to age eight. The book examines the wide range of elements that are typical of all our communication and language activities: thinking, feeling, imagining, talking, listening, drawing, writing and reading. The author emphasizes the importance of children's relationships and communications with the people who care about them, spend time with them and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy. Taking a holistic approach, she covers: o early communication and language o the achievements of young bilinguals o the significance of stories, narrative and language play o the emergence of literacy in homes, early years settings and classrooms.'This highly readable guide discusses how to help babies become competent communicators...Anybody working with babies and young children needs to have the knowledge that Whitehead clearly explains here' - SureStart
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412934244
(242mm x 170mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marian R. Whitehead
Language and Literacy in the Early Years 0-7, Paperback (February 2010)
Language and literacy are at the heart of the early years and primary curriculum, and this book provides a thorough grounding in the essentials of the subject, while also updating the reader on the latest developments in policy and practice.
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years, Paperback (March 2009)
Covering the age range 0-7 years, this book highlights the speed and complexity of children's thinking, communicative abilities, social and cultural awareness and physical skills during this period of growth. Observations and case studies are used to demonstrate the learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings.
How to Develop Children's Early Literacy, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Marian R. Whitehead
How to Develop Children's Early Literacy is a practical guide designed to support all early literacy educators and addresses current issues relating to early literacy.
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Author Biography - Marian R. Whitehead
Marian R Whitehead was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London, with responsibility for organizing and teaching M.A. degrees in Language and Literature and Early Childhood Education. She has published extensively on literacy, literature and bilingualism and is a co-editor of the journal Early Years. She now combines writing with language and early years consultancy work. She is the co-editor of Early Years, An International Journal of Research and Development. She is a well known author, and her books include How to Develop Children's Early Literacy, with Makin, L (Paul Chapman Publishing 2003), Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children, Second Edition (Paul Chapman Publishing, 2002) Supporting Language and Literacy in the Early Years (1999) Open University Press.
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