Early Literacy in Preschool and Kindergarten
To answer the question of what reading and writing activities are best for young children, a well-known early childhood author has joined forces with a literacy expert to explore the development of literacy in the preschool environment and its ongoing support through kindergarten. The result is a pragmatic, research-based book whose paradigm shift focuses future teachers on the use of " cultural characters" from picture books as the keys to an entire curriculum of literacy activities. Based on the latest theories of naturally emergent literacy, this book examines ways to create a literacy-friendly learning environment, using music and art as natural languages, and even strengthening finger muscles for writing through other hands-on activities. A three-part division of early literacy content--emergent speaking, emergent writing, and emergent reading--devotes three chapters to each section. For future and practicing pre-school and kindergarten teachers.
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