Word Play: Language Activities for Young Children

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Routledge, 2006 - Education - 72 pages
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Strong basic language skills are the foundation on which successful future learning is built. Written by veteran SEN authors Sheila Wolfendale and Trevor Bryans, Word Play provides practitioners and parents with a range of fun activities, word games, story and drama exercises that can be used to introduce early language skills in an enjoyable way.

Word Play is:

  • straightforward and practical
  • written by well respected experts in education
  • for staff in early years settings
  • for teachers to work with parents
  • for children aged from approximately four to seven years
  • for parents wishing to help their children to learn
  • for all workers in Early Years environments as well as parents of young children.

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1 Conversation time
2 Storytelling
3 Expression of feelings and social awareness
4 Word games
5 Acting and pretending
6 Using the five senses
7 Thinking remembering and reasoning
8 Awareness of time
9 Language of number quantity position size and measurement
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About the author (2006)

Trevor Bryans was Director of Special Needs in the London Borough of Brent.

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