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
- 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