Early Years Language Development: Providing Language Rich Environments for Young Children, session 2
20th May, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
20/05/2020 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Early language development plays a critical role in supporting children’s overall development. How young children develop and understand language is a complex topic and is one of the key developmental milestones of early childhood. Language allows children to identify and communicate feelings, needs and emotions to others. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write.
Session 2: Play experiences in natural environments offer children a unique opportunity to engage in and develop rich language.
Join Maria Taylor from the Nature Play SA team to explore the many opportunities to nurture language development in the early years through interactions and scaffolded opportunities in the outdoors.
Participants attending this workshop will:
- explore and consider the various ways storytelling, singing, chants and rhymes can be used to effectively transition children in their daily rhythms and routines
- explore evidenced based programs where loose-parts play has dramatically improved oral vocabulary, speech and language interactions
- recognise opportunities for the development of vocabulary through inquiry and exploration in outdoor learning environments
- review resources to support language development indoors and outside and engaging ways for families to support language development in their adventures beyond the school gate and at home
Review resources to support language development indoors and outside and engaging ways for families to support language development in their adventures beyond the gate and at home.
Early Childhood Leaders and Educators.
There is no on-site parking available. For parking options please refer to the parking map. Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.
For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.