Lots of questions for inquisitive young minds. The colourful illustrations, large and simple text and chunky flaps reveal the answers. The little curious one's questions about the facts of life are finally answered in a way that is both sensible and approachable for them. It tells children enough facts to satisfy their curiosity without getting into the specific details which will be learnt at an older age. The focus is on babies throughout the animal kingdom, as well as human babies and as with all the Lift-the-flap First Questions and Answers, questions are inspired by the sort of typical children's questions. Other titles in this series are Lift-the-flap First Questions and Answers How do flowers grow? and Lift-the-flap First Questions and Answers What makes it rain?
Author: Penny Peck
Release Date: 2014-09-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities
This book explores new territory at the interface between semantics and pragmatics, reassessing a number of linguistic phenomena in the light of recent advances in pragmatic theory. It presents stimulating insights by experts in linguistics and philosophy, including Kent Bach, Philippe de Brabanter, Max Kölbel and François Recanati. The authors begin by reassessing the definition of four theoretical concepts: saturation, free pragmatic enrichment, completion and expansion. They go on to confront (sub)disciplines that have addressed similar issues but that have not necessarily been in close contact, and then turn to questions related to reported speech, modality, indirect requests and prosody. Chapters investigate lexical pragmatics and (cognitive) lexical semantics and other interactions involving experimental pragmatics, construction grammar, clinical linguistics, and the distinction between mental and linguistic content. The authors bridge the gap between different disciplines, subdisciplines and methodologies, supporting cross-fertilization of ideas and indicating the empirical studies that are needed to test current theoretical concepts and push the theory further. Readers will find overviews of the ways in which concepts are defined, empirical data with which they are illustrated and explorations of the theoretical frameworks in which concepts are couched. This exciting exchange of ideas has its origins in the editors’ workshop series on the theme ‘The semantics/pragmatics interface: linguistic, logical and philosophical perspectives’, held at the University of Lille 3 in 2012-13. Scholars of linguistics, logic and philosophy and those interested in the research benefits of crossing disciplines will find this work both accessible and thought-provoking, especially those with an interest in pragmatic theory or semantics.
This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years. Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.
Comprehension is the key to reading success! Reading for Every Child: Comprehension encourages third-grade students to be stronger readers using a wide range of reading comprehension activities. Reading selections from across the disciplines encourages students to understand, evaluate, and interpret what they read. This 80-page book includes projects, worksheets, games, and graphic organizers. It supports Reading First and aligns with Common Core State Standards.
Introduce first words and first animals to little ones with this interactive lift-the-flap book. Each page has a different theme, and a flap to lift. With colourful pictures and questions to answer, baby will enjoy naming familiar objects and animals. AGES: 12m+ SELLING POINTS: * First words, linked by theme, are introduced with bold text and fun, colourful illustrations * Simple questions encourage little ones to think of a related object or animal * A new format, with a flap on each page * Large, cased board book, perfect for baby and adult to enjoy together. ***LIFT THE FLAP pages***