Early literacy as a holistic approach 

Optimal language acquisition in young children happens in connection with others, it is a reciprocal process and also requires contributing environmental factors

Total Duration: 2h

Target audience: Educators / Parents


This workshop discusses holistic practices to promote language development in young children optimally. Didactic and visual examples of various language-rich environments will be presented. Key concepts to be discussed:

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  • ways to create a language-rich classroom or home culture

  • ways to promote children's language learning

  • ways to expand the classroom or home environment with materials/strategies to promote richer language experiences

  • defining seven language functions to promote vocabulary and heuristic thinking