In October and November many of our activities are inspired by books written by Julia Donaldson. Young children (and their teachers) really enjoy these stories, their rhyming structure help children join in during reading sessions and remember the storylines.
We are aiming to build these skills:
You can really support your child’s developing language by talking lots with them, answering questions, enjoying sharing books together, pretending to be different people or characters, holding pretend conversations and ‘phone calls.
For more ideas see:
We use Development Matters in our planning and assessing, and there are useful ideas for what adults can do and provide to help children’s learning.
www.talkingpoint.org.uk lots of information and ideas for developing children’s communication
www.m.youtube.com/watch?v=OF-AMPiXeQU a video showing teachers working with young children, and experts explaining tips for developing communication skills
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next Reading Café on Tuesday 29th November. All our children are invited to dress as a character from a Julia Donaldson book as the whole day will be celebration of the topic. Parents and carers are welcome to get dressed up too and join in from 2.45pm.