Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Ideas to support learning at home:
Always talk encouragingly and positively about school.
Model good listening skills i.e. looking at the speaker, waiting your turn to talk, asking questions.
Include your child in conversations and give them time to speak.
Share in interest in what your child is doing and share your interests with them.
Explain new or unfamiliar vocabulary and give your child the opportunity to use it.