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ERIC Number: ED503228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9288-9652-4
From Lullabies to Literature: Stories in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The ability to use language (speak, read, write) is not something that children suddenly or automatically develop. It is rather a culmination of experiences with language that begin at birth. Sharing stories (oral storytelling, books) and "story experiences" (conversations, songs, poems, rhymes) with infants and toddlers is critical to building their emergent literacy skills. At the same time, it expands their experience and understanding of the world and also prompts positive interactions with adults and other children, fostering social development. Sprinkled with charming vignettes and ideas for stories to share, "From Lullabies to Literature" explains how the many types of stories and story experiences are best used with very young children, with a particular focus on using books, and how teachers can plan and provide story experiences most effectively, including by partnering with families.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A