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ERIC Number: ED488923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-9751935-7-0
ISSN: ISSN-1448-045X
Everyday Learning about Talking. Everyday Learning Series. Volume 3, Number 1
Campbell, Julie
Early Childhood Australia
The "Everyday Learning" series has been developed to focus attention on the everyday ways in which children can be supported in their growth and development. It is for all those who are involved in children's development and learning, including early childhood professionals in all children's services, parents, grandparents and others with an ongoing responsibility for young children. The very early years of children's lives have been shown to be crucial to their development of language and their subsequent capacity to take advantage of preschool and school programs. In this document, the author explains the stages in language development and how the involvement of children in listening to and participating in family conversations, especially before the age of three, enhances their capacity to learn to talk. Suggestions for simple word games to use as a starting point are also included. The progression of young children from joining in with a few simple words to actively contributing to detailed conversations is a delightful aspect of early development--this book shows parents, carers and educators what to expect along the way and how to enhance children's skills in this area. Topics highlighted in this issue include: (1) Talk is important right from the start; (2) First words; (3) Toddlers: One word leads to another; (4) Preschool: Talking, telling, taking turns; (5) Learning to read; and (6) And on to school. A brief section listing resources for further reading is also included. [This document was produced by Early Childhood Australia Inc., formerly known as the Australian Early Childhood Association.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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