Communication & Language

Aspect Activities to support Adult role
Interactions
  • Good quality interactions
  • Group & partner work
  • Communication friendly spaces
  • Role play
  • Small world
  • Visitors to the setting
  • Positive images
  • Inclusive practice
  • Persona dolls
  • Group times / flexible group times
  • Peer observations to improve interactions
  • Use siren films to look at interactions
  • Inclusive
  • Letting child take the lead
  • Following children’s interests
Exploring language & vocabulary
  • Stories, rhymes and songs
  • Action songs
  • Flash cards
  • Exploring new textures, smells,
  • Role play, small world
  • Treasure baskets & interest boxes
  • Curiosity box
  • Pets 
  • Topics such as weather, planets etc
  • Visits & visitor to the setting
  • Natural materials
  • Extending vocab
  • Adding key vocab
  • Repeating language back and adding words
  • Modelling language
  • Waiting for children to respond
Listening & understanding
  • Stories
  • Home made books
  • Enticing book area
  • Group times
  • Picture books
  • Routines 
  • Computer programs
  • Tablet 
  • Story sacks to send home
  • Supporting child initiated talk through chatter boxes or show & tell
  • Supporting interests & home interests
Speaking
  • Child initiated talk
  • Role play, small world
  • Songs & rhymes
  • Action songs
  • Family board
  • Positive images
  • Daily interactions
  • Group times
  • Strategies such as commenting, questioning, giving children time to answer, repeating language, clarifying ideas and adding vocabulary
  • SENCo and other staff have attended training in supporting speech & language