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Language and Literacy for the Early Years by Sally Neaum

Language and Literacy for the Early Years

Part of the Early Childhood Studies Series Series


Language and Literacy for the Early Years by Sally Neaum width= 175 height= 152 border= 0 align= right /> Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! This is a focused text on early years' language and literacy for all students studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for candidates on EYPS pathways. It discusses language acquisition and development and covers development theory, talking with babies and the factors that affect development. Practical guidance on how to support children's language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling helps students see how theory links to practice. The text also examines the question 'what comes before phonics?' and includes interactive activities and theory focus features. About the Early Childhood Studies Series This series has been designed to support students of Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines in popular modules of their course. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Features have been developed to help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and 'Theory Focus' boxes examine essential theory close-up for better understanding. This series is also applicable to EYPS candidates on all pathways. Other titles in the series include Early Childhood Studies, Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.


'The book is very clearly laid out and is written in an easily accessible, user-friendly format which enables the reader to engage with the text easily'
Early Years Update

'Those studying early childhood and related areas at degree level will find this book very useful for tackling course modules relating to language acquisition. Practical guidance, which includes case studies, outlines how to support language acquisition through rhymes, songs, story books and storytelling and helps students to understand how theory links to practice'-Nursery World

'This is an ideal text for all students studying early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, or for those achieving Early Years Professional Status'-Early Years Educator'

About the Author

Sally Neaum is a lecturer in Early Childhood, and teaches Primary English in initial teacher training. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion. She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy.

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Publication date

22nd June 2012


Sally Neaum

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


184 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: English language & literacy
Pre-school & kindergarten



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