Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 134 pages

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others.

The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.


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1 Language for communication
2 Language for thinking
3 Linking sounds and letters
4 Reading
5 Writing
6 Handwriting
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About the author (2012)

Helen Bradford is a Senior Early Years tutor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She has a teaching background in nursery education and has written extensively for the Nursery World Magazine.

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