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Reflections Magazine : Reflections Issue 57 Summer 2014
8 Literacy Development Through Play Jacki Harris Early Childhood Educator Gowrie (WA) Inc. There are few experiences which have greater impact on literacy development than unstructured play. Before children can learn to read or write, they must first be able to think symbolically and understand communication within their society (Corbett & Strong, 2011). Through individual and shared play experiences children imitate and practise not only the structures of their language, but also the skill of communication in its many forms.
Issue 56 Spring 2014
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