When children learn to express themselves clearly and to listen to others, they benefit from improved social skills and greater self-confidence.
Not only do children’s speaking and listening skills differ tremendously when they start preschool, but children also develop these skills at differing rates. Fortunately, preschool provides an opportunity to reduce any deficits that a child may have with these skills (the earlier the better!), so that children of all backgrounds and learning abilities can succeed in the next stage of their educational careers.
With this in mind, we have developed a resource containing no fewer than 70 speaking and listening activities – so that you don’t run out of activity ideas before everyone has mastered the developmental stepping stones linked to Speaking and Listening for the EYFS Statutory Framework.
These enjoyable and productive play activities help children to develop the skills needed to listen, understand, express themselves, and enjoy language. The vital communication skills covered in this book will not only provide children with the language skills they will need to succeed at school, but they will also enable them to develop friendships and the ability to work cooperatively.
You can find out more about Speaking and Listening Activities for the Early Years on our website.