Meaningful conversations with children looks at the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of meaningful conversations with children. It is written as a resource for parents, other family members and educators in early childhood programs. While the settings and relationships for each group are different and bring different opportunities, the basic principles are the same. These can be seen in the guidelines for educators—the Early Years Learning Framework and the for early childhood education and care.
Meaningful conversations with children is an invaluable resource that provides helpful assistance and practical ideas for educators, families and children. Topics covered include:
- What is a meaningful conversation?
- Conversations and language development
- Conversations with babies
- Making time
- Routines as a place for conversations
- Scaffolding children’s learning.
Author Luke Touhill brings over 20 years of experience working in early childhood and a wealth of knowledge to this publication.