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Early Communication

Early communication - Attention, looking and listening, eye contact and turn-taking are all key ‘building blocks’ for language development – they are important for the development of understanding and talking.

Children need opportunities to communicate with familiar adults, adults to show they are interested in what they are saying and to respond to all their attempts at communicating with you. Talking and playing with them often will help them to learn about how communication works and develop their skills.

Attention & Listening

Turn Taking

Early Interaction Games

Modelling

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