Introduction to ‘Communicating'
Communicating is all about conveying information through listening, speaking, describing and using pictures, words and expression. Children are encouraged to talk as well as listen, and to respond with questions or actions, perhaps anticipating the next step in a story.
Children interact with other people in lots of different ways – for example, when they look, point, smile and talk. Communicating is also about having fun with images and spoken words. Experiencing a wide range of language and styles of speaking or writing will help children express themselves, developing their own stories.
At CBeebies, we have linked our learning areas with the Early Years curricula of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Communicating links to Communication and Language (England), Languages (Scotland), Language, Literacy and Communication Skills (Wales) and Language and Literacy (Northern Ireland).
What is the EYFS?
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a curriculum used by all care and education providers working with children from birth to the age of five (or the end of your child’s reception year).
It describes how adults working with young children can support the development of a child’s existing knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas of their learning.
The EYFS recognises that all children are individual and will learn and make progress at their own pace, aiming to achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of their reception year.
The EYFS curriculum is delivered through a play-based approach to learning, offering fun and practical activities and hands-on experience. As a parent or carer, you will know your child best and it’s important that you share your knowledge of your child’s achievements with the adults they are working with.
The EYFS is currently divided into 6 areas of learning. These areas are:
Ideas for helping communication with CBeebies
The games, songs and stories across CBeebies relate to all areas of learning from the EYFS curriculum. Here are a few ideas for activities you can do at home to support Communication, Language and Literacy Development: