Focus on Early Education
IN THIS ISSUE:
Author: Milica Atanackovic
Author title: Training & Practice Manager
Description: Examining the Irish government’s latest strategy to provide the best possible start in life for children, and reminds all practitioners working with parents of young children that policy has to be translated into practice for it to achieve its goals.
Description writer: Training & Practice Manager, Early Childhood Ireland
Author: Jenny S. Radesky, Katherine Rosenblum
Description: It is important for early childhood clinicians to be knowledgeable about digital media so they can support parents in making balanced, intentional decisions about how media will be used in their households.
Description writer: Jenny S. Radesky, Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI, USA. Katherine Rosenblum, Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI, USA
Author: Elias Blinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Description: How can parents ‘languagize’ their homes and engage in richer conversations?
A framework of six principles to support language learning whether children are learning one language – or more - and should also apply both to typically and atypically developing children.
Description writer: Elias Blinkoff, Department of Psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, USA and Professor at the Stanley Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, USA
Author: Dr Lisa-Maria Müller
Author title: Dr
Description: Addressing questions about multilingualism and bilingualism as early as the antenatal period. Evidence and tips for working with multilingual families in the very early years
Description writer: Dr Lisa-Maria Müller Education Research Manager at Chartered College of Teaching
Author: Nicola Burke
Description: Infants have excellent listening skills and have been described as ‘musical connoisseurs’ There is a need to support parents to understand the listening abilities of young children and to consider the value and effects of the music experiences they offer them.
Description writer: Nicola Burke, Early Childhood Musical Consultant
Author: Andrea Layzell
Description: ‘50 Things to Do Before You’re Five’ is about getting parents involved in a range of activities with their children and is sensitive to the culturally diverse community in Bradford.
Description writer: Andrea Layzell, Workforce Development Leader, 50 Things Project Lead, Bradford, UK
Author: Samantha Page
Author title: CEO
Description: Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are Australia’s national peak body, advocating for children from birth to eight years and for their educators and families. Our vision is that every young child is thriving and learning.
Description writer: CEO Early Childhood Australia