Developing Early Communication and Language 3-5s

This workshop is delivered by EYFS Consultants from Lancashire County Council

Aims

  • To develop an understanding of earl communication and language
  • To suggest practical communication strategies to use with children aged 3-5
  • To look at good practice in communication and language development
  • To give opportunities to reflect on quality environments

Key messages

  • Reflection on current practice
  • What is communication and language used for?
  • Review of different types of language; Social, Functional, receptive , the purpose, the use, adult role embedded in discussion
  • What is communication; identification of early stages of communication and language development
  • Aspects of language; EYFS; Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking ; How does it develop and strategies to develop
  • Grammatical concepts; possessives, pronouns, tenses, plural
  • Importance of standard English
  • Aspects of language; EYFS; Listening and attention, Understanding and Speaking ; How does it develop and strategies to develop
  • Planning for communication and language (hot and cold spots etc linked to ECat material)
  • Identify strategies in DVD footage
  • Identifying key aspects of environment to support language development
  • Routines
  • Tips for English as additional language learners
  • Top tips for parents