Reading toddlers: Noticing and recognising more
White, E.J. (2010). Reading toddlers: Noticing and recognising more. Web-based article, Ministry of Education, Early Childhood Education website.
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When I think of literacy, the idea of 'reading' some sort of language system – be it oral or written word - springs to mind. However, there are also language systems that are used by all of us throughout our lives where words are substituted with actions or are absent altogether, whether we realise it or not. This silent language is sometimes referred to as non-verbal or gestural/body communication. Though used alongside words by adults and children alike in everyday talk, its almost exclusive use is never more dominant than during our early years - in the period between infancy and childhood, which I call 'toddlerhood'.
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