Within this single resource is a range of tools and ideas that can help early childhood educators to enrich the life of each child in their care by supporting (or scaffolding) English language and literacy learning. The robust, practice-based ideas are suited to monolingual, bilingual and multilingual children. With an emphasis on what will actually help in day-to-day practice, this resource features "scripts" of appropriate ways of talking to and with infants and toddlers. It also set out fun games and activities that can become "language events"- occasions ripe for promoting spoken language among very young children. Use this highly practical resource to make a discernible difference to a child's language learning and to help equip them with the words and language understanding they will need for the formal school curriculum.
Ages: 0-3 years