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EYMP5 -1.2
Explain how speech, language and communication skills support each of the following areas in children`s development: * learning
* emotional
* behaviour
* social

Communication and being able to communicate is the foundation for many other areas of children`s development. Children need to be able to use and understand speech and language in order to learn. For example, being able to ask, `What`s that?` or, `How do I do this?` and being able to understand the reply is an important part of children`s learning. Speech, language and communication also support children`s emotional and social development. For example, being able to express feelings such as, `I`m scared` or, `I don’t like that`. Being able to use positive body language in social situations is an important aspect of how children develop an awareness of themselves and make friends with others. Examples how speech, language and communication skills support each of the children`s area of development. Learning:

* babies use sounds and facial expressions to communicate their needs and express themselves * toddlers use words and gestures to make connections and develop their knowledge and understanding * pre – school children ask questions and make sense of the responses, they use words to express their ideas and develop their understanding Emotional:

* babies use sounds and facial expressions to develop an attachment relationship with their main carers * toddlers use words and body language to express their feelings (e.g. temper tantrums) * pre – school children use speech and language to express their feelings and exert their independence (e.g. `I want to do it!`) Social and behavioural:

* babies use sounds and facial expression in responding to adults interactions (e.g. smiling, cooing and gurgling).
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