Communication and language resources

“Serve and return” interaction, video from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Case studies of practice, Nursery World

Series of identifiable stages

The importance of the early years, The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCID) (video)

Supporting Speech and Language fact sheetThe Communications Trust

Speech sounds, ICAN fact sheet

Stewart, N. (2015) Listen to my idea! Communication and language in the early years in D. Whitebread and P. Coleman (2015), Teaching and Learning in the Early Years, 4th edition

Parents’ resourcesThe Communication Trust

Playful interactions, videos and activities – BBC Tiny Happy People

National Literacy Trust, Words for Life website – activities for parents and support materials

Burke, N. (2018) Musical Development Matters in the Early Years: free downloadable guidance written to support the development of music practice and provision in settings plus free online resources to accompany the guidance: videos, questions for reflection, research, information and downloadable resources

Songs, rhymes and finger play pamphlet, Froebel Trust

The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LUCID) Evidence Briefings:

NCB (2019) Closing the Word Gap with Jean Gross CBE, article, presentation and briefing paper

English as an additional language

Bowen, C. (2011) Brown’s Stages of Syntactic and Morphological Development, Speech-language-therapy website

Talking with parents about children’s SCL Needs, ICAN video

Makaton information, resources and guidance, Makaton website

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