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Children who have an awareness of print understand that the squiggly lines on a page represent spoken language. They also understand that print has different functions depending on the context in which it appears.
There are many techniques of engaging children in learning to read. When most adults share a book with a child they read and the child listens. In dialogic reading the adult helps the child become the teller of the story.
Delegates will explore various engagement strategies but focus on the Dialogic approach. They will be introduced to, practice and develop the PEER sequence. This is a short interaction between adult and child.
There are four foundation stones to encouraging our children to be good communicators and readers. When we are playing with our children we should engage them in a fascinating and literacy rich environment. Our children should develop the skills to look, listen, pay attention and to hear and understand
For full details and to book your place please call the office on 0141 557 3304.
New DVD by Alice Sharp
A new DVD by Alice Sharp has been released.
Buy it now at Wonderbox.
“Learning Nuggets with Alice Sharp”, makes some of the best practical advice on play and learning in pre-school children available for the first time on DVD.
Included are 10 sessions of around 10 - 15 minutes each with an accompanying workbook for you to print and use for reflection on your own activities.