Foundations of Early Literacy


A balanced approach to language, listening and literacy skills in the early years

Ros Bayley, Bridie Raban, Sue Palmer

Foundations of Early Literacy aims to provide accessible advice on establishing strong literacy skills in young children through best practices that prioritise enjoyment. Each chapter blends research-based insights with practical applications to create a comprehensive resource.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Active, Play-Based Curriculum: Emphasises the importance of an active, play-based approach to foster early literacy skills.
  • Oral Learning: Highlights the role of oral communication skills in developing literacy.
  • Music, Movement, Song, and Stories: Advocates for integrating music, movement, songs, and storytelling to enhance literacy experiences.

Chapters Include:

  • Learning to Listen
  • Time to Talk
  • Music, Movement, and Memory
  • Storytime
  • Learning about Print
  • Tuning into Sound
  • Moving into Writing

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Ros Bayley

Following an extensive career as an early years educator, Ros Bayley became well-known as an early years consultant, trainer and storyteller. Throughout her career she devoted much time to developing children’s creativity and imagination through story, puppetry, music, dance and dramatic play, and shared her strategies both nationally and internationally. She also had a passionate interest in the development of early literacy. Ros’s tragically early death in 2012 deprived us all of a great teacher and advocate of young children’s right to play.

Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban was the Foundation Mooroolbeek Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and in 2021, she was awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.

Additional Information
Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 8 cm