Know how to support children and young people’s intellectual and language development.
Reasons communicating with children and young people to support intellectual and language development may include:
- ask questions to challenge thinking and problem solving
- provision of appropriate materials and equipment to encourage children to ask questions
- listening to children to assess what they know and can do.
Learners should provide examples of different activities for different ages of children e.g. babies, toddlers, pre-school, school-age, young people.
The practitioners role may include:
- questioning children to assess their language and intellectual development and provide appropriate activities and experiences
- observe children during play
- being a good role model
- help children learn new skills
- assess levels of achievement.
Explain the importance of communicating with children and young people to support their intellectual and language development.
Outline age-appropriate activities and/or intervention strategies which support their intellectual and language development.
Outline the practitioner’s role in supporting intellectual and language development.