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Get Them Talking Get Them Learning

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Providing high quality talk experiences to enhance learning

ISBN: 9781921613982
Code: TS0111
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Command of language is the single most important thing that we can teach our children. Providing them with as many different language-rich experiences as possible will not only increase the number of things they have to talk about, but also give them the language to describe and interact with the world around them.

The early years are an important time for children to engage in talk and exploration of language. This book outlines some of the types of talk that commonly occur in our everyday interactions. It describes the common obstacles that can prevent opportunities for these types of talk to occur as well as practical ideas for how you can support their development. Each section also includes a short case study – Ideas in practice – taken from a variety of settings.

Pages: 64 | Ages: 0-5

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About the Authors

Alistair Bryce-Clegg has spent his career as a teacher, head teacher and early years consultant. He has worked alongside educators in a diverse range of settings to develop approaches to planning and teaching that really engage children in the learning process.

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Kay is currently an Honorary Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has a strong background in early childhood development, learning and teaching both as a practitioner and as an academic. Her main areas of research are transition and adjustment to school, accompanied by a strong record of publications. Kay is regularly engaged in knowledge exchange activities with the education sector including teachers, educators and parents.

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