This is one of the main areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and supports the child’s developing competence in listening and understanding as well as speaking and communicating.
Children are given opportunities to build these skills and gain confidence to use them in the nursery everyday through activities, games, social interaction with other children, meal times and working with adults.
It is important for children to
Below you will find a series of links that we have compiled to help parents talk to their children:
The National Literacy Trust has lots of quick tips for talking to children of all ages, which we have listed below.
- playing with your baby
- Sharing Books and Rhymes
- Sharing Songs and Rhymes
- Talking with Your Baby
- Making the most of television
- Talking to Your Baby in Your Own Language
- Dummies and Talking
- Say Hello to Your Baby
- Engaging and involving dads and male carer
- Their main page also has these tips in different languages including Polish, French, Welsh and more; these can be found here.
Talking Point also offers lots of advice on talking to children from the ages of birth till 18 Years old. We have listed some below:
- Tips for Talking – 0 – 3 Months
- Tips for Talking – 3 – 6 Months
- Tips for Talking – 6 – 12 Months
- Tips for Talking – 12 – 18 Months
- Tips for Talking – 18 – 24 Months
- Tips for Talking – 2 – 3 Years
- Tips for Talking – 3 – 4 Years