To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth.
He creates what He wills.
He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills,
and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills.
The Noble Qur'an - Ash-Shura 42:49
The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction
Developing Children's Thinking Skills
Child-Centred Art vs Teacher Directed Crafts
Learning and Art
Let The Children Play (research into play in early learning)
Play and Literacy
There are consistent findings in research
about the close relationship between
symbolic play and literacy development and
good evidence that increasing opportunities
for rich symbolic play can have a positive
influence on literacy development.
Pretend play with peers engages children
in the same kind of representational
thinking needed in early literacy activities.
Children develop complex narratives in
their pretend play. They begin to link
objects, actions, and language together
in combinations and narrative sequences.
They generate language suited to different
perspectives and roles.......