50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Language Development is an invaluable bank of ideas and activities to help all Early Years practitioners to support early language development in 0-5 year olds. The ideas are designed to be flexible and adaptable to suit the individual children you work with.
Dr Mary Scanlan is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Winchester. She leads teaching in the area of early language development on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has worked with Foundation degree and EYITT trainees. She has been a governor in a local school with responsibility for the EYFS, graded 'outstanding' in 2014. She also works closely with local schools and children's centres, so is very aware of the needs of practitioners. Her main areas of expertise are in Early Years education, literacy and qualitative research with young children.