Let's All Play is packed with enjoyable, easy to do literacy activities for young children. It provides fun, stimulating and inclusive ideas suitable for a range of children including those with special educational needs (SEN) and those learning English as an additional language (EAL). Topics covered include: • Food Glorious Food• Opposites• Houses and Homes• All About Me• Animals This excellent resource is for anyone working with Nursery, Reception or Pre-school children in any early years setting.
Even if children know their phonics and ABC's inside out and can read every book in their book bag, why is it still so difficult to get them to want to read and write? How do we begin to get our children excited about literacy? The answer might surprise you...let them play! Featuring 40 engaging play-based activities, this book makes literacy so fun that children won't notice they're also actively developing reading and writing skills. From blow painting words to making paper chain sentences, each activity can be done using household items and they are adaptable for children of any age and ability, making learning accessible for all. With charming black and white line illustrations to depict each activity, this is a great way to connect with children while helping to build their literacy skills at the same time.
Written from a constructivist viewpoint, this popular book for future teachers of children from preschool through the primary grades focuses on how young children construct literacy and how teachers can support and guide that activity through developmentally-appropriate teaching practices. Advocates giving children a choice of the reading material from which they will learn; and, caution against grouping children solely by literacy ability. Examines current research into emergent and holistic literacy, and tie its findings to instructional practices that teach such skills as phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling within the context of meaningful reading and writing tasks. Increased coverage of assessment—emphasizes performance-based alternatives to standardized testing during early childhood and examines current recommendations in terms of developmentally-appropriate practice. Provides a strong explanation of shared and interactive writing. Discusses literacy development in infants and toddlers. For future or current teachers interested in literacy or reading methods in early childhood.
Play Activities for the Early Years contains over 140 fun activities to encourage purposeful play. There are six chapters: communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; creative development; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. The activity pages are clearly laid out and well illustrated, making the book easy to use. Many of the activities have accompanying blackline masters providing a variety of written and pictorial resource material.
This applied guide to planning and implementing curriculum across the content areas, for children ages 3 to 8, provides students with a depth of background knowledge not usually seen in a text containing practical, highlighted strategies, unit and lesson plans, suggested activities, recipes, and more. Core chapters cover: - Social studies (including diverse people, self and family, physical activity, and nutrition) - Language development - Literacy development - Science (3 separate chapters) - Problem solving and math - Music and movement - Creativity, art, and dramatic activities Key changes to this edition include separate chapters on language development and literacy development, new tables linking learning activities with specific content area standards, streamlined content throughout, and new Web sites.
Enrich language and literacy skills with special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades PK–K using Sign Language Fun in the Early Childhood Classroom! This 64-page book helps students improve verbal communication, visual discrimination, spatial memory, and early reading skills. The multisensory approach helps all students (with and without special needs) improve language and literacy skills. This book does not require previous experience with American Sign Language, and it includes teaching suggestions, games, activities, songs, rhymes, literature recommendations, and reproducible sign language cards. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
This book is a comprehensive resource for practical activities and games for the under threes. As well as providing a wealth of activities for pre-school children, this book maps out exactly how each activities relates to the child's development. This book approaches the years of 0-1, 1-2 and 2-3 of a child's life and suggests a wide range of activities that are developmentally appropriate for each of these age ranges. Activities at each age range cover the following areas of learning and development at a level suitable for toddlers and babies: Communication, Language and Literacy Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Knowledge and Understanding of the World Personal, Social and Emotional Development Creative Development Physical Development An essential guide to the importance of play, this book will be of use to anyone working with the under threes.
Let's Begin Reading Right: A Developmental Approach to Emergent Literacy, sixth edition, takes a constructivist, developmental approach to emergent literacy for infants to 8-year olds. This revision includes new introductory chapters that cover current issues (NCLB, standards) about emergent literacy, new features "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in a NCLD World" and "Home-School Connections", and expanded coverage of working with English language learners. It includes chapters and discussions on oral language development, reading, writing, setting up classrooms for literacy activities, how to select and read children's literature, how to assess literacy development, and how to select teaching resources.