Literacy in the Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years Section of the UKLA website. Here you will find key information and resources. 

 

As an association, we embrace a breadth of theoretical perspectives of literacy and promote broad and balanced approaches to early literacy education. From birth, young children are immersed in the diverse range of communicative practices of their homes and communities, often including those that are print based and digital. 

As children enter education settings, Early Years teachers and practitioners support young children’s journeys into literacy by building on what they bring to their early education experiences and what they already know and can do.  

Early literacy education is, in part, about mastery of the alphabetic code. More so, it involves recognition of the playful, exploratory ways in which children creatively and imaginatively incorporate literacy into their experiences and communicative repertoires.

The Early Years in Education Special Interest Group is a forum providing a strong collective voice to develop and promote research-informed practice in early literacy pedagogy.

 

Resources

Holistic Approaches to Early Literacy Education

UKLA Viewpoints: Early reading and phonics

UKLA Viewpoints: Literacy in Early Education 

Working in Partnership with parents- creating multimodal stories in the Early Years

 

UKLA Consultation Response

UKLA response to the EYFS consultation January 2020

UKLA response to Ofsted’s ‘Bold Beginnings’

 

Resources for members

Write Aloud: moving from talk to writing in the early years

 

Resources to buy

Handbook of Teaching Early Reading: more than phonics

Developing Early Literacy 0-8 From Theory to Practice

 

Early Years Literacy in Education SIG

A forum providing a strong collective voice to develop and promote research-informed practice in early literacy pedagogy.

Handbook of Teaching Early Reading: more than phonics

Practical guidance to those wishing to provide a full rich reading curriculum.

Developing Early Literacy 0-8 From Theory to Practice

Support for planning and teaching using innovative and exciting methods.

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