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The environment for interaction and communication
The environment for interaction and communication
This chapter will:
  • Look at how the general environment impacts on babies’ and young children’s language development
  • Consider how resources for developing communication and literacy development can be threaded through the resources within the continuous provision
  • Reflect on the way in which the adult can influence the development of communication, language and literacy within the environment

The environments that we create in our settings today are exciting, stimulating and offer babies and young children the opportunities to explore, investigate and be independent. As adults we strive to offer children experiences which respond to their predicted interests as well as environments which are flexible enough to respond to the more specific interests of individual children.

Sometimes, however, these environments ...

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