• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

“This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies.” –Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester The role of the adult in the development of young children’s communications skills through interaction is vital and this book will help you understand this and improve your practice. Taking a chronological approach there is also a particular interest in the needs of two year olds, including the Progress Check at Age Two and the revised requirements of the early years foundation stage. The book features: • Case studies, points for practice and links to video examples • Coverage of bi or multilingual children • Examples of enabling environments for communication and interaction • Ideas of how to work best with parents. Suitable for all those studying or practising in Early Childhood it will develop the way you think about communication and interaction.

Interaction and communication of babies and toddlers
Interaction and communication of babies and toddlers
This chapter will:
  • Discuss the importance of the key person in interactions
  • Look at the typical language development in babies between the ages of one and two years
  • Examine the link between the area of Communication and Language and the role of the practitioners
  • Introduce a table for observing adult interactions

Before commencing our discussion about communication and interaction in a baby room it is pertinent to state what I believe a baby room to be. For the purposes of this chapter a baby room will be the room (or in some nurseries, rooms) that accommodate babies from birth to two years old. Most babies are between nine months and one year when they first access ...

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