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No!, Mine! and other important words for two year olds


To enable practitioners working with two-year-olds to:

  • understand more about how brain development influences language development 
  • explore the development of listening and attention skills and the role of behaviour as a form of communication 
  • monitor two year old language development and improve practice 
  • explore the adult role in conflict resolution and helping children use language to regulate their own feelings 


  • The sessions will be a mix of input and active learning, including video clips and case studies, enabling participants to gain new knowledge, work with colleagues and reflect on their own practice. 


  • Structured reflection  within activities including self-evaluation of  current strengths, areas for development and next steps 
  • Course evaluations

Session Outline: 

  • Language development  – what is ‘normal’ for two? 
  • Why don’t they listen? 
  • Supporting two-year-olds  to talk about  feelings 
  • ‘Sharing nicely’ or giving something away you are playing
  • with?: the role of language in behaviour and conflict resolution 
  • Evaluation of current practice and provision 
  • Identifying lessons learned and next steps

Trainer: Helen Moylett

To book this course, please complete our booking enquiry form

Behaviour, relationships and interaction
Two year olds