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Communication and language

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

  • 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 the sounds and letters that make up the words we use.
  • listening to – and talking about – stories.
  • knowing how to handle books and that they can be a source of stories and information.
  • knowing the purposes for which we use writing.
  • making their own attempt at writing.
  • beginning to read words and simple sentences.