Communication Within a Child Related Setting

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Communications within a child related setting Jessica Edmunds

Relationships can be developed with children by making them feel comfortable, welcome, secure and feel safe from the moment they start at the Pre-school. Getting over starter and stranger anxieties is done by letting the child gain a trust in you by changing the way you communicate with the child to a mellow level. We communicate as a way of understanding, teaching, learning and to get across any feeling, emotions, wants and needs via a behaviour we portray. We communicate to be able to work together as team. Communication is key to achieving the most flourished children in personal, social and emotional ways. The way we communicate helps develop the being of the child to great distance, creating an understanding between child and adult, as well as, the parents of the children and the view of other adults (Pre-school assistants) have upon their children. There are many ways to communicate to children (especially of ages 2-4 years old), parents, colleagues and other adults when dealing with children, including; talking, facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, level of pitch in your voice, sign language, modelling behaviour, role play with the children, eye contact, day books and questions to engage the minds of the children. Physically showing the children how something is done or just showing them something is known as a way of communication between adults and children, but has to be combined with reaching the height level of the child and looking them in the eyes to engage the child's focus. Children need to learn to consider the views, feelings, needs and rights to consider the impact of their behaviour (whether good/bad) has on people, places and objects. This is done through different means of communication, which is the support, encouragement, teaching and setting the correct example. During early childhood, children...
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