Communication and Language

The seven areas of learning - Communication and Language Development:

Communication and language is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselve, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

The key areas are: Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking.

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Early Learning Goal

  • Listens and pays attention – These skills support language learning and include the ability to discriminate sounds, as well as maintaining and monitor attention in a shared context.
  • Understands what is being said – Young children gradually develop the ability to understand words in context, beginning with single words and building on this with phrases and more and more complex sentences.
  • Communicates with others, develops vocabulary and speech – This allows children to express their feelings, needs and wants, their thoughts and ideas and be able to talk about what has happened and about creative or imaginative events.
  • Communication and Language (EYFS) | 22 Street Lane Nursery
    "The children are provided with the opportunity to experience a language rich environment, develop confidence in expressing their wants, needs and feelings." ~ 22 Street Lane Nursery