Helping Children to be Skilful Communicators

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Communication happens in a variety of ways, not just through speech and language

Helping Children to be Skilful Communicators covers:

  • being together
  • finding a voice
  • listening and responding
  • making meaning.

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Overview

Communication happens in a variety of ways, not just through speech and language

Helping Children to be Skilful Communicators covers:

  • being together
  • finding a voice
  • listening and responding
  • making meaning.

This handy little series of books links directly to the Government’s Birth to Three Matters Framework (DfES 2002). It provides information and ideas for you to read and digest at your own pace, then implement or share with your team.

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'The books [in this series] are easy to read and follow a clear format. They include a wealth of practical ideas, using easily accessible resources, which illustrate and support the connnections made with Birth to Three Matters. Practitioners working with babies and toddlers will find the series a useful source of ideas for activities to do with children as well as pointers for the development of relective practice.' - Early Years Update
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843124498
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: From Birth to Three Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     ix
How can we help children to be skilful communicators?
How to use this book
Being sociable     1
Social contact
Making contact
Making conversation
Getting noticed
Being together
Positive communication
Finding a voice     20
The impulse to communicate
Responding to sounds
Creating sounds
Using words
Becoming confident
Exploring and experimenting
Listening and responding     38
Listening and paying attention
Serious and playful responses
Sharing stories
Language experience
Diverse needs
Partnership with parents
Understanding and being understood     59
Understanding messages
Responding
Making opportunities
Tuning in
Understanding diverse needs
Communicating meaning
Conclusion     78
The Birth to Three Framework for 'A Skilful Communicator'     79
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