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Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations.  They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.  They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Understanding: Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.  They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Speaking: children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.  They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.  They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events

(EYFS March 2017) 


Please click on the links below for helpful information and guides 


I can ask for help

Understanding language development

Stages of speech and language

Talking point

First words


I listen to others 

Talking together 


I can follow instructions 

Talking point tips

Tips to support children with poor understanding 


I can express my needs

Using home language

Worried about your child's language?

Talk to your baby 

Talking tips for 12-18 months

Talking tips for 18 months - 2 years

Talking tips for 2 -3 years

Talking tips for 3 - 4 years  

Where to get help 

Communication is vital 

Words for life 

Communication toolkit 


I enjoy singing nursery rhymes 

Nursery rhymes 


I like story telling 

Why reading is good 


Further Support

If you require further support and advice please see the Children and Yong Persons Integrated Therapies leaflet here

You can also contact you local children's centre for speech and language drop in sessions 




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