Communication and Language

Let’s get talking…….!

Sharing stories and rhymes with your child right form the earliest years will help them develop vital communication skills. Language and communication underpins all future learning, it is essential that children have daily opportunities for conversation. Access to books, stories and rhymes also provide a great starting points for language and communication.

From the very beginning babies communicate in a variety of ways, wiggling their toes, eye contact, specific movements, gurgling and babbling. During their second year of life children have a strong impulse to communicate and develop rapidly, trying out new sounds, words and formation of sentences within a safe nurturing environment that engages all their senses.

Why are rhymes and stories important….?

Rhymes and stories are of paramount importance to under 3’s development as they help to develop……..

  • Listening and attention skills
  • Turn-taking
  • Interaction sills
  • An understanding and use of words
  • Knowledge and use of actions, gestures and signs
  • Phonological awareness, that is the ability to be able to listen to and know about the sound structure in words. This is vital for later reading and writing.

Stories and rhymes help parents to introduce and model new vocabulary and promote talking. Sharing a story or rhyme offers fantastic opportunities for close, relaxed interactions as well as development of imagination and creativity.

Children should have access to variety of quality books that are well maintained, including, cloth books, bath books, board books as well as homemade books including family photos and familiar objects.

Children really do judge a book by its cover and are much more likely to pick up and engage in a book that is visually appealing, therefore it is just as important to talk about and discuss the pictures as well as reading the text. Displaying books in a low level wicker basket ensures children can access and engage in books freely.

Overall all remember language development should be a fun bonding opportunity, using facial expressions, smiling, being animated and gesturing will ensure everyone has fun together!

Abbey Wood Grange follows the EYFS combined with weekly planning and individual next steps to ensure every child thrives within a safe loving environment.

 


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