How Our Setting Uses the Environment to Provide Effective Support for Speech, Language and Communicating.

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How our setting uses the environment to provide effective support for speech, language and communicating.
As adults caring for children it is important to support and encourage them in their speech, language and communication skills.
As babies they begin with cooing at about 6 weeks and then move onto babbling at about 6 months. At about 9 months this progresses so you can begin to differentiate different languages and children begin to interact with adults. During these stages we use exaggerated facial expressions and point to things and begin to use simple words to label things. We simplify our language to suit their needs. At about 12 months babies start using words and by 18 months have about 10 words or so. As they move towards 2 years old they start to put words together to form sentences. And the biggest development is between 2 and 3 when it can be hard to keep up with them as new words are learnt every day and real speech starts to begin. Around now as adults we start to simplify less and start to help enrich a child’s vocabulary. Between 3 and 4 longer sentences are formed and children start to socialise and interact with each other although grammatical mistakes will often be made. By 5 or 6 the basic skills of speech language and communication are mastered.
At the Kings School we have children entering our setting with all sorts of different levels of S.L.C. some will be quite proficient while some may need extra support. Being able to communicate and be able to use and understand speech will assist a child’s overall development.
For a Childs cognitive learning being able to understand the teacher and to see something new and label it and say what is happening aids their understanding and memory.
Emotionally being able to share thoughts and feelings, to be able to say when they are happy or not and to know when someone else is unhappy.
It will also impact on their behaviour. There may be less outbursts and upsets if they can express

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