Communication and oral language in ECE

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Why you must talk to infants and toddlers

Why it is so important to talk to very young children, and specific strategies to use when communicating with infants and toddlers.



Talking Matters: What teachers need to know about language and responsive relationships

Jean Rockel and Lorraine Manuela in conversation with Vicki Hargraves, discussing infant and toddler education and care

Webinar and podcast with Alison Sutton from Talking Matters

Alison Sutton from Talking Matters talks to Vicki Hargraves about the importance of early language to lifelong learning.

"When you're so busy dealing with the day-to-day, it's great that The Education Hub provides a snapshot of a topic so I can get to the information I need quickly."

Anna L, kindergarten educator



How observation supports both ‘respectful practice’ and the creation of a rich language environment

Tina Tacken, leader or the infant and toddler space at the AUT Childcare Centre, discusses how she balances Magda Gerber’s concept of respectful practice with the need to develop a rich language environment