Language Building Blocks is an accessible resource that familiarises early childhood professionals with linguistics, the scientific study of language. Knowledge of linguistics will enable early childhood educators to successfully teach young children core competencies, ranging from phonemic awareness, reading and math, to health literacy and intercultural awareness. The text includes numerous real-life examples and hands-on activities for diverse age groups and learning styles. The online Resource Guide provides hands-on activities and contributions by top scholars in the field. This book shows teachers how to systematically empower and include all children.