I am reading it now and it is a pleasure. I wondered what you would have to say about play and I was not disappointed: “Behaving symbolically (Deacon 1998) as children do in pretend/imaginative play, underpins literacy learning, a 2nd order symbolic system (Vygotsky 1978, Stone and Burriss 2016). This imaginative/symbolic play arising from the PLAY system has fundamental and ongoing relevance from babyhood onwards: early word play and action play using songs, rhyme, and alliteration (Bryant et al 1990) are all practiced voluntarily by toddlers and young children as they develop a feel for the repetitions and rhythms of their languages. “

I am reading it now and it is a pleasure. I wondered what you would have to say about play and I was not disappointed:

“Behaving symbolically (Deacon 1998) as children do in pretend/imaginative play, underpins literacy learning, a 2nd order symbolic system (Vygotsky 1978, Stone and Burriss 2016). This imaginative/symbolic play arising from the PLAY system has fundamental and ongoing relevance from babyhood onwards: early word play and action play using songs, rhyme, and alliteration (Bryant et al 1990) are all practiced voluntarily by toddlers and young children as they develop a feel for the repetitions and rhythms of their languages. “

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