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Many languages, building connections : supporting infants and toddlers who are dual language learners / Karen N. Nemeth.

Nemeth, Karen N. (Author).


"All infants and toddlers need experiences that nurture, support, and teach their home language and culture... Many Languages, Building Connections outlines adaptable strategies that caregivers of children younger than the age of three need to feel confident that they know how language develops, how cultural differences can come into play, and how to assess an individual child's situation to provide appropriate support. From welcoming diverse families and engaging them to participate in a child care program to creating nurturing communities that value and support each child's home language while also fostering English acquisition, the helpful strategies included in Many Languages, Building Connections will prepare caregivers for the diverse reality they encounter in their work." - provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780876593899 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0876593899 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Lewisville, NC : Gryphon House, c2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Strategies for teachers of infants and toddlers."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Setting the stage : Introduction ; Using this book in different infant and toddler care settings -- Understanding how language develops : What's new in the language-development field? ; First-and second-language development ; Supporting development in two or more languages -- Working with diverse families : Welcoming diverse families and encouraging them to enroll ; Engaging families to participate -- Valuing cultural and linguistic diversity : Culturally and linguistically appropriate environments : Cultural awareness and responsiveness ; Multicultural and multilingual books -- Getting ready to support diverse children and families : The village, the community, the diversity team ; Training bilingual parents, volunteers, and staff ; Strategies to help caregivers learn new languages -- Addressing special situations : Supporting families in crisis ; Bilingual infants and toddlers with special needs ; Infants and toddlers adopted from different countries -- Adapting curriculum to meet standards and expectations : Stages, standards, and expectations ; Enhancing infant/toddler curriculum for multiple languages ; Adapting activities from your favorite books -- Final words -- Forms and charts -- References, resources, and organizations.
Subject: English language > Study and teaching (Preschool) > United States > Foreign speakers.
Native language > Study and teaching (Preschool) > United States.
Second language acquisition.
Education, Bilingual > United States.
Education, Preschool > United States.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library.


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Decoda Literacy Library 372.6 N46 2012 (Text) 35410000001107 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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