“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 children between two and three

Interaction and communication of children between two and three

This chapter will:

  • Look at the typical language development in babies between the ages of two and three years
  • Consider the way in which adult involvement in activities helps and supports toddlers’ language and communication development
  • Explore how adults can encourage early mark making

When discussing the toddler room I am referring to the room in a nursery where those children between the ages of two and three are cared for. There has been a recent growth in the number of two year olds accessing day care as part of the government’s initiative of Early Intervention targeting children from lower socio-economic status (SES) homes. Research has shown that those children from ...

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