In the first six years of life, children are learning to listen, speak, read and write. Much of this learning occurs informally, through everyday interactions between children, and between children and adults. In fact, it is almost impossible to overstate the role of family, especially parents and grandparents, in nurturing, supporting and influencing young children’s language and literacy development.
Live, Love and Learn provides an intriguing and highly accessible guide to how young children learn and how you can support their learning. Early childhood academic, mother and grandmother, Laurie Makin, explains the principles of observation and engagement, to follow and extend children’s own interests, building their understanding, communication skills and self-confidence.