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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
"Marian Whitehead's re-focused priorities of babies as powerful thinkers, the
significance of non-verbal communication, the importance of language play, the
roots of emergent literacy and the notion of language and education as shared
community endeavours make her book the one to choose for today's world."
Early Years Update
Radically rewritten and updated in light of new research and developments,
the new edition of this important book gives clear guidance to early years
practitioners on how to support young children’s language and literacy
The book covers the age range 0-7 years and highlights the speed and
complexity of this period of growth in children’s thinking, communicative
abilities, language, social and cultural awareness and physical skills. Child
observations and case studies and photographs are used to demonstrate the
learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings.
New and key features include: An expanded chapter showing a range of good
practices in three different settings (nursery school, integrated children’s
centre and Steiner kindergartens) A new chapter reviewing the statutory
national requirements for communication, language and literacy in the UK
Additional case studies (including children in the final year of the Foundation
Stage) End of chapter summaries Updated further reading Notes on provision and
activities for supporting young children’s development at ends of each chapter
Supporting Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years is valuable
reading for early years students and practitioners.