Communication and Language and the EYFS

Communication and language is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each prime area is divided into early learning goals, for communication and language these are:

  • Listening and attention – these skills support language learning and include the ability to discriminate sounds and maintain and monitor attention in a shared context.
  • Understanding – young children gradually develop the ability to understand words in context, beginning with single words and building on this with phrases and more and more complex sentences.
  • Speaking – this allows children to express their feelings, needs and wants, their thoughts and ideas and be able to talk about what has happened and about creative or imaginative events.

 

Looking for ideas to support communication skills.

Non-verbal Communication

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Developing routines and using pictures as prompts

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Encouraging reluctant speakers

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Developing your child’s vocabulary

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Encouraging Talking

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Developing listening and attention

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Choosing toys and activities

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Developing your child’s understanding

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Creating Special Time at home

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Using play to develop language

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Interacting with your child

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