Mia D. Callahan


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Starting small: Building preschool teacher knowledge that supports early literacy development

Year of Publication 2009

The road to literacy begins long before a child enters school, long before pencils, paper, and textbooks come into play. It begins at birth when the sounds of language are first perceived, and this journey continues throughout the preschool years, enriched by stories heard, rhymes rehearsed, and songs sung. Along with this explosion of oral language development.

An introduction to the world of written language through books, labels, and signs. The preschool years are filled with rich possibilities for language developmentā€”the foundation for continued literacy learning.