Links and References

Useful Links

Apps Playground
A great website written by a dad who has tested apps with his children.

Common Sense Media
An American website which gives information and advice on all children’s media.

CBeebies: Toddler and tablets
Ten steps to supporting parents using tablets with toddlers.

Youtube Top Best Apps For Kids
Searching for app videos on YouTube is really useful to check paid for apps before you buy. TOP BEST APPS FOR KIDS is a great channel for these videos.

References

Bray, C (2009)The five building blocks of literacy. Central Maine Inclusive Schools.
http://www.cmisforme.org/userfiles/file/2008-09/literacycb/powerpoint.pdf

Cambridge Community Service: Ages & Stages. Language development pyramid.
http://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/what-we-do/children-young-people-health-services/specialist-services/childrens-speech-and-language-therapy/activities-ideas-and-info/child-development-ages-and-stages

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The British Association for Early Childhood Education (2012).
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

Guernsey, L & Levine, M.H (2015). Tap, Click, Read; Growing readers in a world of screens. Jossey-Bass

Kucirkova, N., Littleton, K., & Cremin, T. (2015). Young children’s reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement. Cambridge Journal of Education, 1-18.

MESH guide “Use of digital books with early years and primary school-aged children”
http://www.meshguides.org/category/meshguides-published/literacy-mesh-guide/digital-books/

More, C. M., & Travers, J. C. (2013). What’s App with that? Selecting Educational Apps for Young Children with Disabilities. Young Exceptional Children16(2), 15-32

Stages of speech and language development; A guide for practitioners. ICAN.
http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/sites/talkingpoint.org.uk/files/stages-speech-language-development-chart001.pdf