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Communication and Interaction in the Early Years

Communication and Interaction in the Early Years

December 2015 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies. "  
- Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester 

The role of the adult in the development of young children’s communications skills through interaction is vital and this book will help you understand this and improve your practice.

Taking a chronological approach there is also a particular interest in the needs of two year olds, including the Progress Check at Age Two and the revised requirements of the early years foundation stage.

The book features:

·         Case studies, points for practice and links to video examples

·         Coverage of bi or multilingual children

·         Examples of enabling environments for communication and interaction

·         Ideas of how to work best with parents.

Suitable for all those studying or practising in Early Childhood it will develop the way you think about communication and interaction.

Setting the scene
Early communication
Interaction and communication of babies and toddlers
Interaction and communication of children between two and three
Interaction and communication of children over three
Bilingualism in the early years
The environment for interaction and communication

This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies. It should be considered as an essential book for students studying early childhood related programmes, and professionals working with babies and young children.  

Eva Mikuska
Senior Lecturer, Chichester University

I needed a book which focused in on this important area with the youngest children so as this spans the 0-5 age range this is perfect to support trainee teacher understanding of how they can support early communication and why they need to whilst they are on a placement in a nursery setting. Useful to support and inform about typical stages of development and the differing needs of these age ranges. Obviously this needs updating with reference to the revised EYFS

Mrs Victoria Brown
Primary Education Dept, University of St Mark And St John
January 6, 2021

An inspiring and accessible book about developing and improving effective interactions and communications with young children. Pertinent as it focusses on younger children and will support practitioners and students developing their research practice in the area.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Faculty of Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 12, 2016

Contemporary, knowledgeable and accessible text for students and those working with young children. The content is pertinent and Ann Clare writes in a style that is fluid and makes sense of complex issues and initiatives. Clare discuss many of the issues that are prominent in an evolving practice. A valuable and enjoyable text.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Learning and Teaching Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
September 28, 2015

A useful text to promote good practice and encourage reflection

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
March 8, 2016

This is a delightful text, providing a detailed overview of Early Communication and Language in an easily to read format. The text is full of activities to consolidate and apply understanding in this complex area of development.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
September 26, 2016

Really good links to practice. Identifies different methods for different situations. Would help those starting out in EY

Mrs Helen Newman - B111
Education , Trowbridge College
March 8, 2016

An excellent book that is comprehensive and well laid out. It will be a very useful text for students on an Early Years related programme.

Susie Score - Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Miss Susan Score
Early Childhood Studies, Somerset College of Arts & Technology
February 22, 2016

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