Megan Dixon

Keep the conversation going, please

It’s important to prioritise language learning interactions not just in Reception but throughout the primary years, says Megan Dixon

Keep the conversation going

Learning words is important. The more words (and phrases) a child can use and understand, the more likely they are to do well at school. It impacts their attainment, it impacts their behaviour (they are more likely to be able to manage their feelings and emotions), and it impacts their ability to be social (communicating thoughts, ideas, understandings, feelings, wants, needs, wishes, desires and understanding, and relating to the worlds of others).

So, how we help children (especially young children) learn to know and use words (and phrases and sentences) is extremely important. In fact ...

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