Strong basic language skills are the foundation on which successful future learning is built. Written by veteran SEN authors Sheila Wolfendale and Trevor Bryans, Word Play provides practitioners and parents with a range of fun activities, word games, story and drama exercises that can be used to introduce early language skills in an enjoyable way.
Word Play is:
straightforward and practical
written by well respected experts in education
for staff in early years settings
for teachers to work with parents
for children aged from approximately four to seven years
for parents wishing to help their children to learn
for all workers in Early Years environments as well as parents of young children.
Sheila Wolfendale is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of East London and a well-known author; Trevor Bryans is Principal Educational Psychologist in the London borough of Brent. He has previously been a teacher and lecturer.
Foreword; Introduction; Theoretical basis of the programme; Stages in carrying out a language programme; Keynotes for talking with children; Conversation time; Storytelling and story-making; Expression of feeling and social awareness; Word games; Acting and pretending; Using the five senses; Thinking, remembering, reasoning; Awareness of time; Languages of number, quantity, position, size and measurement; References and suggestions for further reading.