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Handbook / Teacher's Guide
The Little Book of Poetry is packed with advice and ideas on introducting young chldren to poetry. As with all the Little Books, it is particularly suitable for use between 36 and 60+ months. It is carefully planned to meet the objectives for each stage of development and reflects the latest thinking on the education of young children. Little Books make an excellent start to an exciting journey through learning.
“"By using this book you will be helping children to develop all of the pre-requisite skills needed for reading and writing..speaking and listening skills, self-confidence and self esteem."” – EYE (Early Years Educator)
Keri Finlayson is a poet and literacy tutor from South Wales. Previously a teacher, she has taught children across the age range in England, Northern Ireland and South Wales and has postgraduate qualifications in early years literacy and language acquisition. She is particularly interested in literacy development in the early years and the capacity of poetry to enhance cognitive and social development, while being enormous fun. She is the author of Poems for the Foundation Stage (Featherstone)
Keri also writes for adults, having poems published in poetry magazines in England and Wales In 2005 she was the recipient of an Academi Welsh Arts Council New Writer's bursary. Her collection Rooms is forthcoming with Shearsman in May 2009.