Stars are made of glass: Children as capable and creative communicators
Author(s): Leonie Arthur, Felicity McArdle and Marina Papic
ECA Code: 1002
Stars are made of glass: Children as capable and creative communicators focuses on Learning Outcome 5 of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and explores how children communicate using spoken language, music, movements, images and symbols.
The role of the educator is to expose children to a broad range of techniques through which self expression can take place, to empower children to utilise these means of communication to communicate confidently and to make sense of the world around them.
Educators can provide resources and experiences and interact with children in ways that stimulate children to expand their communication repertoire for an increasing variety of purposes, audiences and contexts.
This book will help you understand:
- The many ways that children communicate
- How children develop understandings of literacy and numeracy concepts and processes
- The role of the arts and information and communication technologies in communication
- Learning environments that support children to be capable and creative communicators
- The role of the educator in supporting children to be effective communicators.
Stars are made of glass: Children as capable and creative communicators is the third in the Research in Practice series about the EYLF to be published by Early Childhood Australia. This issue was designed to compliment Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (DEEWR, 2009).