Title: Let the Games Begin! Supporting Literacy at a Play-Based Laboratory Preschool
Abstract: This multimedia presentation will focus on the interactions of three-,
four-, and five year-olds enrolled in a play-based, laboratory
pre-school learning environment. The presenters assert that these
children are abundantly prepared to read and write, although formalized
literacy instruction is not part of the school’s curriculum. During a
20-minute slide show, this evidence is captured by video and still
photographs of play activities that reveal children’s engagement with
literacy. In addition, interviews with children, their parents, and
their teachers will communicate the importance of play and its!
critical role in literacy development.
Audience level: Parents, teachers and early childhood students
Equipment needed: Equipment to display powerpoint and audio for powerpoint
Presenters:Karen Russo and Susan Straut Collard
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Phone: 718.940.5687 and 718.940.5689