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Author Whitehead, Marian R.

Title Supporting language and literacy development in the early years / Marian Whitehead
Published Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia, PA : Open University Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  372.6 Whi/Sla  UNAVAILABLE C19
 W'BOOL  372.6 Whi/Sla  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Supporting early learning
Supporting early learning.
Contents 1. Great communicators -- 2. Play and language -- 3. Once upon a time -- 4. Literacy begins here -- 5. Language, literature and literacy in two early years settings -- 6. National requirements and frameworks for language and literacy -- 7. Talking together -- App. I. The Bears' Treasure Island -- App. II. Hampden Way Nursery School documents -- App. III. 'The Five Year Old Steiner Waldorf Child' statement -- App. IV. A straw poll of practitioners
Summary "This book presents a developmental view of language, the emergence of literacy and the role of literature in the early years."--BOOK JACKET. "The age range covered is 0-6 years, a period characterized by unparalleled speed and complexity of growth in thinking, language, social and cultural awareness and physical skills."--BOOK JACKET. "The book will be valuable reading for all adults seeking to support young children's language and literacy learning - parents, teachers, nursery nurses, childminders, playgroup leaders and other early years professionals."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language arts (Early childhood) -- Great Britain.
Children -- Language.
LC no. 98041549
ISBN 0335199321 hb
0335199313 paperback