This new and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children. It has been
carefully written to tie in with the EYFS and the two year review. It is full of information about communication development, typical developmental
milestones, observation schedules to support your assessment, planning and monitoring of children’s progress and simple, fun ideas which are
easy to implement in everyday situations.
Amongst the topics covered are:
What is communication?
Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
Developing play for language
Provide child friendly environments to support attention and listening
Helping children develop their understanding of language and verbal reasoning
Encouraging children to talk and adults to listen!
Sharing books, using rhymes to develop language and early literacy