This book is a fun and focused approach to teaching communication, language and literacy in an inclusive early years setting. The author provides a wide range of activities to encourage the development of children's key skills. The activities will include: key vocabulary; resources needed; a description of the activity; development stages towards early learning goals defined for different learners recognising a breadth of learning abilities; how to assess - inspired from the 'look, listen and note' approach suggested in the EYFS; Discussion ideas; and, Differentiation - ideas for both challenging children and meeting lower ability children including those with English as a second language. This book is a must for early years practitioners.
Jenny Roe has experience in both mainstream and special needs schools in Europe and New Zealand. She currently runs an early years department in an LEA special school in Staffordshire.
1. Introduction; 2. All About Me; 3. Houses and Homes; 4. Stories and Rhymes; 5. Animals; 6. EYFS - coverage of development leading to the Early Learning Goals; Each topic will include:; - Topic introduction - cross-curriculum links, suggestions for topic themed songs and parents as partners home activities.; - Activities - 12-14 activities which ensure equal coverage of the six newly defined aspects of Communication, Language and Literacy in the EYFS document. These are:; Language for Communication; Language for Thinking; Linking Sounds and Letters; Reading; Writing; Handwriting.