“Infants are rapidly acquiring communication skills, which kaiako support through thoughtful interactions within a language rich environment” Ministry of Education, 2017.
Our infants here at Hector Drive have been surprising us daily with their growing communication skills, and this was very evident during today’s excursion to our local park on Moonlight Drive.
We discussed everything we saw along the way to our destination, spotting cats and dogs, diggers, buses, trucks and bulldozers and motorbikes! At the playground we noticed even more – slides, swings, trees and yes, more diggers!
Exploring our local area provides rich opportunities for our infants’ practicing their growing verbal communication skills, facilitating thoughtful discussion of what we can see/hear in the world around us.