Show positive facial expressionsInterrupt children
Expand children’s statementsChange the subject
Make sure that we are on the same eye levelAllow other children to interrupt Be interested and ask questionsInterrogate children
Look for opportunities for sustained conversationsMake children feel rushed or hurried Use age appropriate languageUse phrases and words that they may not know Use nice tone of voiceBe sarcastic
Use positive body languageUse negative body language
Use visual cluesUse aggressive or bored tone of voice
Use hand gesturesBe distracted and impatient
Be patient and listen carefullyTalk over the children
Give full attentionUse negative facial expressions
Use alternative or augmentative communicationDo not stand over the children Write down key words in bilingual or multilingual language with the correct pronunciationsBe judgmental or jump to assumptions All communication is a two way process and it is important when working with children that we listen carefully, question, understand and respond in a positive manner to what is being communicated to us. This will give the children the essential skills to take part in family life. Within the setting we provide opportunities for the children to development their communication and language skills by different activities: •Group time show and tell.
•Group lead activities.
•Group reading story time. Encourage younger children to listen and spot letters they recognise or to perform jolly phonics actions (such as first letter of their name) or to retell the story. •Individual reading, speaking about what or who they enjoyed in the book, expecting ending of the story. •Home corner, encourage children to role play, share and socialise with peers. •Singing and rhyming,...