Firm Foundations For Early Literacy

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Communication and language development are at the heart of this documentary as they are the building blocks from which literacy skills develop. This film will show you how you can lay the foundations for developing literacy skills from birth up to the age of five. This film will provide you with real insight into how playful activities such as symbolic mark making, pretend play, taking time for conversation and sharing stories, support the development of language(s), reading and writing. By understanding what kind of learning needs to happen before actual reading and writing begins, you will discover in detail how everyday stimulating activities lay the foundations for early literacy.

Made in collaboration with Jennie Lindon – chartered psychologist, early years specialist and author. We present all current research and theories on developing skills of literacy and their practical implications – in a straightforward way. The actual examples of children demonstrate the reality of how these theories can be seamlessly combined into everyday experiences for children.

The film comes with printed notes (written by Jennie Lindon) that will help you to plan your training session. The supporting information covers all subjects in the film with each section including questions that will inspire reflective practice and topics for discussions. There are also ideas for further reading and study.

  • Gain a deep understanding of how early literacy skills develop
  • Learn how to best support early literacy
  • Understand how language and communication skills develop
  • Be able to recognise how opportunities for developing literacy skills occur in everyday activities
  • See excellent examples of child led learning and sensitive tuned in interactions
  • Be inspired to provide activities that support development and learning of core literacy skills

How can I use this video? +

  • A great resources to examine particular stages of development
  • Link theory to practice easily by observing what theories actually look like in everyday situations
  • The ability to re watch as often as needed leads to further in depth study
  • Chapter structure lends itself perfectly for use in presentations, seminars and lectures
  • Compliments in house training, 1-2-1 supervision training and CPD
  • Great for inspiring group discussions amongst staff teams
  • Encourages thought and reflection on current practice
  • Filming of children in real situations, supports working with parents
  • The chapter structure offers flexible learning at a time and pace convenient to you

Chapters

Introduction

Introducing what creates a firm foundation for early literacy.

From the beginning

0 – 20 months: Positive examples of how to nurture literacy in the first two years.

 

 

Moving on

20 months – 3.5 years: Fine motor skills, mark making and imaginative scenarios, stories, rhymes, books and putting thoughts into words.

Getting there

3 – 5 years: Building confidence and supporting development. Playing with language, pretend games and story making.

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DVD

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£89

1 x DVD, Running time 53 mins, DVD Pal

Comprehensive printed user notes to support your training

PERMITTED USE: Supporting in house training, lectures, research/development work and for supporting presentations

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£69

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES: 10 x MP4 HD file – Comprehensive user notes to support your training (1 x PDF download)

 

PERMITTED USE: Supporting in house training, lectures, research/development work and for supporting presentations

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO: REPRODUCE, COPY or SHARE Siren Films material in any way – Use on a closed intranet system (academic licenses are available) – Upload, share, embed or distribute any Siren material on the Internet or in any other format – Hold a public, profit making screening (see website for full t&c’s)

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Rental

With Siren’s instant online access you can rent this training film for 1 week, 3 months or a year. Our most affordable option makes this training accessible to watch on any device to train as many staff members from one setting* as you need. You will need a reasonably fast internet. You can test this by watching one of our trailers. If that works your good to go.

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