As children develop speaking skills, they increasing interact with others, listen to and use language, extend their vocabulary and enjoy the experience of stories, songs, poems and rhymes.
As language builds up, children will show understanding by responding appropriately to what somebody has said, following instructions and responding to and asking questions to check out meaning.
As a toddler starts to use sounds and words to communicate, an amazing transformation happens. Suddenly a whole new world of communication and expression opens up.
Whist role play is a fun, "playful" activity, it is also a key component of learning. Children get into character and act out a role or real life context. Essentially, they are learning through play.
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Children at Little Darling Childcare love singing. This particular rhyme is courtesy of Boogie Mites (www.boogiemites.co.uk).
Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow - Rowan Williams