|For Immediate Release: December 6, 2012||
New Book Discusses How Teachers and Families Can Promote Children's Literacy Right from the Start
So Much More than the ABCs explores how teachers and families can build a foundation for children's later academic success by starting in infancy
“This is a masterful must-read for anyone interested in the literacy development of young children. Research on language, reading, writing, and motivation is woven seamlessly together with precise instructional guidance. For teachers, this book offers a treasure trove of practical advice; for parents, literacy coaches, and university faculty, it provides a broad, accurate view of early literacy development and pedagogy.”
— David K. Dickinson, Professor, Vanderbilt University
“So Much More than the ABCs is a must-read for parents and teachers of preschoolers. This outstanding book is based on research and the authors’ lifetime experiences devoted to the study of early literacy.”
— Lesley Mandel Morrow, Professor of Literacy, Rutgers University
WASHINGTON—The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce the publication of So Much More than the ABCs: The Early Phases of Reading and Writing, by Judith A. Schickedanz and Molly F. Collins.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.