Communication and Language Skills

Teaching our children good Communication and Language skills is very important in Nursery and is used to assess children's ability to speak, pay attention, listen and understand. Children do this in range of ways including, listening to stories, responding appropriately to what people say, by articulating and expressing their feelings and developing their own narratives and connecting ideas or events.

Being able to speak clearly and process speech sounds, to understand others, to express ideas and interact with others are fundamental building blocks for a child's development. Research suggests that good communication, language and literacy at a young age have the highest correlation with outcomes at school. 

Here are some activities you could do at home.

You could act out some of the scenarios below together and talk about good things we can do to help our friends.

From time to time, we all might feel a bit angry and this is okay. It's good to recognise and talk about these feelings. Here are some techniques you can talk about and encourage your child to use to help them to manage their feelings. 

To help your child's physical development, you could try some of these fine and gross motor activities.

You can look through the pictures together and talk about who is being friendly and unfriendly and how we can be a good friend.

Here are some breathing and meditation activities you could try together.