ERIC Number: EJ945683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 34
Talking with Young Children: How Teachers Encourage Learning
Test, Joan E.; Cunningham, Denise D.; Lee, Amanda C.
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v38 n3 p3-14 Fall 2010
In general, talking with young children encourages development in many areas: (1) spoken language; (2) early literacy; (3) cognitive development; (4) social skills; and (5) emotional maturity. Speaking with children in increasingly complex and responsive ways does this even better. This article explores research findings about the effects of adult's language and conversations on children's development. It also discusses ways that teachers can include more intentional talk in their daily routines and classroom activities to support children's learning.
Descriptors: Class Activities, Speech, Learning Activities, Oral Language, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Cognitive Development, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication, Language Acquisition, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills, Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Role, Guidelines, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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