Young children teach themselves to read and write

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  • Too often young children are hurried into formal academic tasks before they are ready. This push for abstract reading and writing skills in early childhood settings can actually inhibit young children's language development. However, teachers who allow children to naturally acquire reading and writing provide a print-rich environment that encourages experimentation with language. © 1987 Human Sciences Press.
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  • Aldridge J; Rust D
  • Start Page

  • 29
  • End Page

  • 31
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 2