Described by Cambridge University and Yale University as one of the World's foremost authorities on the English language and child language, David Crystal is the go-to expert when it comes to understanding the literacy development of children.
From a child's very first words to their comprehension of language and the development of their spoken vocabulary, David Crystal helps grown-ups understand the ways in which a child begins to communicate. What's more, he explains a point of paramount significance: how the relationship between speaking and reading is critical in supporting children throughout their literacy journey.
David has written a series of amazing and insightful articles for Pickatale to help grown-ups learn more about the incredible leap our children make as they enter the world of words. Discover brilliant tips and information from the man himself, which will help children learn to read and develop reading confidence as they grow.
Keep your eyes peeled on the Pickatale blog for the first of many inspiring articles from David Crystal!
Find out more about David Crystal and his incredible experience in child language development on his official website.
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