Foundation stage and key stage 1 ,age 3 -7 years
Young children are still developing their language and communication skill they will have to be reminded in taking turns and listening when others are talking. When we are talking to young children we have to speak clearly slowly and not using big words as they won’t understand what we are saying. We will have to check their understanding of what has been said by asking questions or asking them to repeat. Young children get tired quickly when doing activities and they can't concentrate for a long time as they be came fidgety and start playing about touching things and people around them.
Key stage 2 ,ages 7 - 11 years
Children in this stage have a better understanding of language and communication skill and they will stop thinking of them self when wanting to talk and let others speak first but you will still have to remind them sometimes about waiting their turn when people are speaking as they will be excited to say something and forget about waiting for the person to finished. At this stage they will start understanding bigger words but will still need some of explained.
Key stage 3 and 4 ,age 11 – 16 years
Young people at this stage will use formal and informal language they will know and understand how to communication with people more better. And understanding long words. Teenagers will become shy and nervous when having to speak out in front of people due to them being worried what people will think and be embarrassed if they get it wrong. You will have to encourage them to talk and giving them more time to do so. Teenagers will start communicating with others through technology by phones texting and internet emails and social network.
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