Does Play Make a Difference:how play intervention affects the vocabulary learning of at-risk preschoolers by Myae Han, Noreen Moore, Carol Vukelich and Martha Buell (we read the first three pages during the course)
The Waldorf Research Educators Network site has a collection of articles and research documents relating to '' "The Importance of Play"
Talking Time is an interactive oral language intervention package designed to support language and to foster communicative exchanges with young children. Three key linguistic skills are targeted:
1: vocabulary development
2: the ability to make inferences
3: the ability to recount a narrative
An evaluation of the programme in nursery schools in Tower Hamlets has shown that it is effective in improving oral language skills (Dockrell, Stuart & King, 2006)