This book contains tried-and-tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning and language skills in young children and shows how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: olesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes and picture books. osuggestions for using role-play. oideas for organizing your play setting to encourage literacy-related play. oassessment guidelines. ophotocopiable materials. It is a valuable resource for those.