Language and Literacy Learning in the Early Years: An Integrated Approach
This text presents an account of how young children's spoken and written language develops before formal schooling. It emphasizes the integration of speaking, listening, writing and reading: and illustrates how children learn and use these processes to connect with others, understand their world and express themselves.
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Chapter One Learning Language and Literacy as an Integrated
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