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Author: Hugh Crago,Maureen Crago
ISBN: 0809310775
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 1983)
Language: English
Category: Psychology & Counseling
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e-Book Prelude to Literacy: A Preschool Child's Encounter with Picture and Story epub download

by Hugh Crago,Maureen Crago



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Children's Literature in Education. Anna and her books: Observations, analysis, and implications. June 1987, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 123–128 Cite as. Southern Illinois University Press, 1983. Authors and affiliations. Joan Brest Friedberg.

He is co-author of Prelude to Literacy: A Preschool Child's Encounter with Picture and Story, author of A Circle Unbroken: The Hidden Emotional Patterns that Shape Our Lives, and has published widely on children’s literature, social change, welfare policy, family therapy and counsellor training. He currently maintains a private practice in Blackheath, near Sydney, and contributes a regular column to Psychotherapy in Australia magazine.

Author: Maureen Crago Hugh Crago.

Yazar: Crago, Maureen, 1939-. Children - Books and reading. Education, Preschool - Activity programs. Picture books for children. Ek Yazar: Crago, Hugh, 1946-. Yayın Bilgisi: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1983. PSYCHOLOGY - Developmental - Child. PSYCHOLOGY - Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent.

Prelude to literacy : a preschool child's encounter with picture and story /. by Crago, Maureen Published 1983. Eight days : a story of Haiti /.

This is the first in-depth study of a preschool child’s interaction with picture and story books. A Preschool Child's Encounter with Picture and Story. Prelude to Literacy : A Preschool Child's Encounter with Picture and Story. by Hugh Crago and Maureen Crago.

This is the first in-depth study of a preschool child’s interaction with picture and story books. Based on five years of intensive obser­vation of the authors’ daughter, Anna, the book provides detailed, verbatim records of Anna’s questions and comments as she lis­tened to books being read aloud. It is a fas­cinating scholarly contribution to those in­terested in language acquisition.

 

The first part of the study presents Anna’s reactions to six books, ranging from Where the Wild Things Are at two years to The Story of Doctor Dolittle at four-and-a-half. The authors analyze what Anna said and did, drawing on contextual material to make it clear that ini­tially inexplicable or irrelevant remarks are not only logical but often indicative of un­derlying emotional dynamics as well.

 

Part two describes Anna’s reaction to fic­tional experience in her own play and spon­taneous monologue, of which several exam­ples are transcribed and analyzed in full.

 

The third section begins with two chap­ters devoted to the visual dimension of Anna’s book experience. In chapters dealing with humor, fantasy, plot, narrative, voice, identification, and emotion, the authors use their findings to shed new light on frequently asked but rarely answered questions: “What do children laugh at?” “Are some books too frightening for children?” “Is a happy ending vital in a story for young children?” “Can preschoolers understand the difference be­tween fantasy and reality?”

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This is a wonderful classic book that deserves to be better known, and should be essential reading for anyone doing research on young children, literacy, and children's literature. The Cragos kept painstaking records of their daughter Anna's interactions with and responses to books from ages one to five. That so few other researchers and/or parents have followed in their footsteps is testimony to the difficulty of this task, but the Cragos provides an excellent model for anyone who would like to engage in similar research. Not only did her parents record Anna's responses, they were able to organize these responses into useful categories.
SupperDom
Prelude to Literacy will fascinate both parents and teachers ofinfants and preschoolers, as well as students of Children's Litrature.
Maureen and Hugh Crago write about their daughter's contacts with books between the ages of one and five. They discuss such details as the way Anna learned to read pictures, and her understanding of the conventions of narrative. There are verbatim records of reading sessions with her, as well as notes on her developing responses to specific books over time.
Anna's first encounter with Sendak's famous Where the Wild Things Are, at two, is illuminating, and the depth of her understanding of Max's emotions over the next five months, will surprise many people.
She was only three and a half when she fell in love with Tove Jansson's Moomins, and listened to Finn Family Moomintroll in its entirety. She enjoyed Jansson's exotic characters, as well as the action. Away from the book reading sessions, Anna acted out the characters and quoted from the book: '"Bless my tail" said Anna as she sat down at the table.'(p.46).
The Cragos taped almost all of the reading sessions with Anna, and the transcriptions are quoted throughout the book. It is full of the delicious conversation and story-making of the preschooler. Here is part of a long monologue told to the pages of an adult book on childbirth, with few pictures: 'Ït was a beautiful day next day, so she just went out and picked apples, and played in the grass and picked up the grass to make a hat, and made the cushions outside, ... and took all the house away to another house, and ate the plants in her mother's garden, and did so many naughty and nasty and nice things that she couldn't bear it. Then she went back inside and telled her mother all the damage."(p.135).
There are also chapters on Anna's perception of humour - "Funny Ha-Ha and Funny Peculiar"; on her understanding of fantasy - "The Limits of Reality"; and "Heros and Villans" is about the emotional impact of the stories.
Very young children are often underestimated in their ability to understand and responnd to stories and pictures - and in their cognitive abilities generally. Prelude to Literacy celebrates the developing intellect and language of the very young child.