The book ‘Sound Before Symbol’ is now contracted to SAGE Publications and is due to be published February 2013! You can place pre-orders within the ‘shop’ section or contact us via the ‘contact’ page for more information.
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‘New ‘phonics’ tests are being introduced to year one primary children next summer (2012). Trials have been completed this year. The tests aim to identify children who may have reading difficulties in order that they may get extra reading help.’ Phonics is the method of teaching children to read by correlating sounds with letters or
The proposal for Sound Before Symbol was passed at this morning’s Editorial Board meeting at Sage Publishing. It has had the provisional ‘thumbs up’ so we can look forward to reading it, hopefully in the not too distant future!
Jesse Norman writes in the Sunday Times ‘Sing Up and Break the Silence’. Some of the huge benefits of music to all parts of life and to all people are discussed in this article along with the necessity of increasing its provision in education.
Read his report here
A myriad of skills may be developed through attendance at a Sounds and Symbols™ session – these include: cognitive, social, emotional, speech, language, literacy, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, listening, phonological awareness and in music making – keeping time, sharing, turn-taking, producing sounds, participation and an appreciation of rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration and structure.
The programme ‘Sounds and Symbols™’ is based upon the findings of the book ‘Sound Before Symbol’ The book is currently with Sage Publishing.