This book reviews findings on how much infants, toddlers and preschoolers know and are capable of expressing from the early months on. Chapters covering each year of a child's language growth link this knowledge to McGuiness's own programme for children's reading. McGuiness charts how a child first makes sense of the world of sound and symbols, and then progresses from recognizing and decoding words to developing a vocabulary and using it to become a good listener, reader and eloquent speaker. She offers advice to parents on how to maximize interactions with their children and be a positive force in nurturing their child's language from day one.
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Published January 1, 2004
by W. W. Norton & Company.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical.