ERIC Number: ED416973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Language and Learning: A Practical Guide To Help with Planning Your Early Childhood Programme. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 12.
Language should be viewed as one of the most important areas of early childhood development and learning. This document was produced to assist early childhood educators in Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique with fostering early language learning. The guide should be viewed mainly as a supplement to be used in conjunction with national curriculum guidelines to help present the curriculum in a more varied, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate way. Following an introduction, the guide's contents are: (1) "The Importance of Language"; (2) "Stages of Development"; and (3) "Language Activities (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)." The third section describes many specific learning activities to build skills in each of the four areas. Example assessment sheets for children's skills in speaking and listening, reading, and writing are also included. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Writing Skills
VSO Resource Centre, 317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW 15 2PN, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
Identifiers - Location: Grenada