"Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child" Anon
Literature in the Australian Curriculum English is deined as understanding, appreciating, analysing and creating literature.
In the early years young children become increasingly aware of written language and quickly learn that symbols and patterns have meaning. They begin to show an interest in recording their ideas, theories and understandings. Whether it is through painting, drawing, dance, writing or dramatic play young children's focus becomes making sense of their world.
Children's desire to engage with literature and create their own literature also increases. In Belonging, Being and Becoming; The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia one of the desired outcomes is for children to become effective communicators. Some of the key components of this …