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Language Development


Being able to understand and use language allows children to:

  • make their needs, thoughts, feelings and ideas known;
  • interact socially as they play together;
  • manage their own behaviour and self-regulate their emotions;
  • learn independently and collaboratively.’ 

(Curricular Guidance for Pre-school Education)


Children will learn to focus their attention for example, following simple instructions, joining in with songs and rhymes and listening to stories. They will learn how to express their needs, take part in conversation, share their experiences and observations and take part in imaginative play. They will become aware of print and label their own work with symbols and later, their names, and they will be encouraged to make marks to express their ideas their early writing!