Observe Wait Listen
Yesterday I attended a conference “Every Tower Hamlets Child a Talker (ECaT) 2013”.
It looked like everyone forgot about ECaT as this approach was initiated in 2008.
Every Child a Talker programme aimed to improve children’s early communication and language through actions, supporting practitioners and parents knowledge and skills.
This programme showed significant impact in every local authority in England, so great news that my borough still investing in this programme to train practitioners and support the developing communication of babies and young children.
Communication involves much more than talking and listening. For babies and young children non-verbal communication such as gestures, facial expressions are crucial. Communication provides the basis of thinking and interaction with others as babies are young scientists, it is your role to give them plenty of opportunities to explore that.
More tips for Talking and free resources to download: Talk to Your Baby
Do you know what your child is thinking when you are watching TV? Check this video:
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I wish all the children could talk like this: