Author(s): Anita Pandey; Sharon Ryan (Series edited by)

Language and Literacy

Language Building Blocks is an accessible resource that familiarizes 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, such as phonemic awareness, reading, math, health literacy, and intercultural awareness. The text includes numerous real-life examples for diverse age groups and learning styles. The online Resource Guide provides hands-on activities and contributions by top scholars in the field. This resource shows teachers how to systematically empower and include all children.

This teacher-friendly book:

  • Provides an enhanced understanding of language and language acquisition, minimizing misdiagnoses of special needs.  
  • Makes language come alive for children and educators preparing for the Praxis Test.
  • Demonstrates that children develop key skills when they can (dis)assemble language.
  • Highlights approaches Dr. Seuss used to make reading fun for young readers.
  • Offers innovative language and literacy observation and enhancement strategies, including multilingual math and literacy, language exploration, and play.  

Illustrates the value of observation, collaboration, and inquiry in early learning.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780807753552
  • : Teachers College Press
  • : Teachers College Press
  • : 0.33
  • : October 2012
  • : .52 Inches X 6.12 Inches X 9.02 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anita Pandey; Sharon Ryan (Series edited by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 372.6
  • : 224