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5.5: Key Take-Aways

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    Key Take-Aways

    Educators’ intentional interactions with children engaged in play experiences support children’s emerging literacies (Saracho, 2004). In early childhood education contexts, play-filled experiences occur throughout the school day and are influenced by the decisions educators make when designing instructional spaces for young children. Children’s diverse background experiences also provide rich funds of prior knowledge that educators use to extend children’s literacy worlds and engage children in personally relevant play scenarios. As observed in the opening vignette, educators play an important role in guiding children’s attention toward literacy rich materials and scaffolding children’s language explorations. Early childhood educators are essential guides for children as they learn to use the power of language to speak, read, and write their own literacy journeys.


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