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Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood


Robyn Ewing, University of Sydney, Jon Callow, University of Sydney, Kathleen Rushton, University of Sydney
Published 2016


This book provides pre-service and practising teachers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood. Written by leading academics in the field, it explores how children learn to talk, play using language, become literate and make meaning - from birth through to the pre-school years. Emphasising the importance of imagination and the arts in language learning, this book addresses a wide range of contemporary issues, highlights the impact of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds on…

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  • Takes an integrated approach, moving seamlessly from exploring how children learn to talk, to exploring how their language and literacy can be developed
  • Connects theory and current research with practice, and includes case studies, interviews, reflective questions, creative activities, and clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum
  • Encourages teachers to extend their work beyond the classroom, suggesting ways in which they could partner with parents and caregivers to aid children's language and literacy development

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