Sharing our curriculum with parents/carers…

Supporting your child’s learning in

  SIX SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS:

 

  • Comment on what your child is doing and the things around you giving them time to respond.
  • Repeat back what your child has said, this helps them feel valued as it shows you have listened to them.
  • Don’t worry if they get it wrong.  Do not make a big deal of it simply repeat what they’ve said emphasising how to say it correctly.
  • Ask open ended questions such as ‘I wonder…’, ‘What if…’ or ‘Tell me about…’
  • Turn the TV off for talking time
  • Have fun chatting with your children everyday.

 

More information

Good language skills are essential for life and provides the foundations  for a child’s life and learning.  Research shows that good language skills:

  • Are essential for young children in order to become successful learners.
  • Helps children to develop and build strong relationships with others.
  • Allow children to share information and ideas.
  • Help when children learn to read and write.
  • Promotes positive behaviour

Your role : The greatest asset for child learning language is you their parent.  Without you spending time talking to your children they will not become successful communicators.  The good news here is that you can spend time supporting your children’s language anywhere and everywhere.  

Play and language : Play is essential to children’s language development.  Play helps children make sense of language and what they have learnt.  It gives them oppurtunities to explore, experiment and practise language.  Playing alongside your child is the perfect opportunity to support your child’s language development. 

TURN OFF THE TV : Research has shown that children who are in a home where the television is on all the time are less likely to respond well to what they hear.  It can also make it harder for them later on in life to hear the sounds in words making it difficult when learning to read and write. 

Remember to take time to turn the TV off.