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Communication and language

In general this area covers: Listening, understanding and talking.

Some examples of this might include:

  • being able to use conversation with one other person, in small groups and in large groups to talk with and listen to others;
  • adding to their vocabulary by learning the meaning of – and being able to use – new words.
  • being able to use words to describe their experiences.
  • getting to know and articulate the sounds and letters that make up the words we use.
  • listening to – and talking about – stories.
  • having a good repertoire of songs and rhymes.
  • understanding questions.
  • knowing how to handle books and that they can be a source of stories and information.
  • express ideas and feelings using words and sentences.
  • develop pretend play

The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development.