I think these authors have done a splendid job and have managed to produce a book that speaks persuasively, directly and clearly to fellow researchers/academics and teachers. It is a fabulous up-to-date critical analysis of current literature on which excellent ideas for practice and policy are grounded. Personally, I think the emphasis these authors place on the learning and care of the very youngest children is particularly fresh – not enough analysis or conceptualising is happening in this area and these authors, especially Kathy Goouch, have been pioneering in this regard.
A detailed text which takes you through all aspects of phonics and how to encourage early reading in children.
Presented in an academic discussion style, this texts presents information in a no-nonsense approach via short succinct chapters broken down into relevant subheadings. It guides the reader to expand upon research as good reference and further reading examples are given throughout. I will be utilising this text as a starting point for focused discussion and expanded research with both Level 3 Diploma Child Development students and Level 4 / 5 Education Degree students.
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