This book is for early childhood educators working with children aged three to six years, in preschool and the first years of school. It highlights:
- how oral language is the foundation for literacy
- the place of phonics in literacy teaching and learning
- an active view of learning to read
- writing to express ideas.
The book is based on high-quality contemporary research about literacy learning. It explains what this means for best practice in early learning settings and provides a rich range of ideas and activities that educators can draw on to suit their own context.