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Developing Pre-school Communication and Language
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Developing Pre-school Communication and Language



October 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-Rom

`This book is highly recommended for all practitioners interested in improving their practice in developing young children's communication and language. The ability to print material form the CD-Rom enables the information to be accessed by practitioners working with children of different ages in different rooms in a setting' - Early Years Update

`A very clear and easy to read style of text...This book has a common sense approach to good practice. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone wishing to develop this area of childminding work' - National Childminding Association

`An excellent resource for all those working with young children...the ideas are tried and tested, user-friendly and research-based, and can be trusted and implemented with ease' - Early Years Educator

`This book will be an invaluable support: a treasure-chest of superb resources, materials, ideas and suggestions for the busy early years practitioner who is keen to develop the language of the children in their care. The CD-ROM will save some of that precious time we all strive to expand, and the practical strategies offered will be a boon to practice in the setting' - Collette Drifte

Looking for advice on how to develop communication and language skills in the pre-school?

Packed with helpful advice on supporting and developing the crucial language and communication skills of the children in your early years setting, this book provides clear guidance on appropriate expectations for each age group between birth to five.

The book includes:

- advice on how to support language development in all children, including those with special educational needs

- practical ideas and strategies for practitioners and parents

- guidance on when to seek advice and working with other professionals

- activities and case studies

- a CD Rom with useful photocopiable resources.

This book is ideal for all those working with the 0 to 5 age range, such as pre-school practitioners, nursery managers, advisory teachers, SENCOs, Inclusion Officers and Child Care and Education students and tutors.

Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith are both Area SENCOs who work closely with pre-school SENCOs and Managers on a daily basis.

 
1. Getting Started : People, places, play and planning
 
2. Babies 0 - 11 months
 
3. Babies and toddlers 8 - 20 months
 
4. Toddlers 16 - 26 months
 
5. Toddlers and children 22 - 36 months
 
6. Children 30 - 50 months
 
7. Children 40 - 60 months
 
8. Working with young Bilingual children
 
9. Creating language Opportunities
 
10. Meeting Individual Needs

'This book will be an invaluable support: a treasure-chest of superb resources, materials, ideas and suggestions for the busy early years practitioner who is keen to develop the language of the children in their care. The CD-ROM will save some of that precious time we all strive to expand, and the practical strategies offered will be a boon to practice in the setting' - Collette Drifte


This is another easy to read and supportive book that works well alongside communication modules of the Early Years degree. With recommendations of activities students can try or adapt for their own placements. I will be recommending this book to students to support them with writing their case studies, but also to help develop their knowledge of activities to help develop communication.

Miss Stefanie Crinks
Children and Young People, South Devon College
August 13, 2014

With the increase in children presenting at nursery with speech difficulties this gives an understanding of what children should be doing before they reach that stage. A well presented book.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
February 26, 2014

What an excellent book giving really practical guidance to undergraduate early years students.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
January 7, 2010

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