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Invitations to Play: Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

  • Anne Burke
  • ISBN-10: 1551383365
  • ISBN-13: 9781551383361
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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Our youngest learners thrive when their learning environment is one that celebrates curiosity, exploration, and imagination. This comprehensive resource sets the stage for play-based learning that will help children build a strong literacy foundation, as well as successfully negotiate the choices they make in real life. A perfect blend of theory and instruction, Invitations to Play offers background and strategies for you to explore all aspects of playful learning. It shows you how to • incorporate digital literacy — choose and use apps that will access children’s imaginary worlds and promote creative collaboration • use music to develop sensory and collaborative learning — create music play centres that include making instruments from household items • build on student home languages and ideas — guide children into English knowledge through social and collaborative interactions • nurture multiple literacies — innovative ways to use play as scaffolding for later explorations in literacy Invitations to Play gives new and experienced teachers a road map to involve and engage their young students in all forms of literacy learning.