L&D: Communication & Language – Part 2/3

June 14th, 2013



This is the sixth blog in our series on the 7 areas of learning & development (L&D). So far we have looked at what the 7 areas of L&D are and have discussed why they are important. We have also looked at the ‘Personal, Social & Emotional development’ area of L&D and suggested activities that promote each of the three aspects which sit within that area.

We have now moved on to look at the second prime area of L&D: Communication & Language. There are three aspects that fall within this area and our previous blog discussed the ‘Listening & Attention’ aspect. In this blog we move to the second of the three aspects within this prime area of L&D– Understanding.

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I hope these suggested activities have given you some inspiration. You could incorporate them into your planning as ad hoc activities or as part of a wider theme. For example the Simon says play dough activity could be part of a month’s theme on colours or shapes. In our next blog in the series we move to look at the third and final aspect within the Communication & Language area of L&D: Speaking.

Thanks for reading,


Source used in the document:

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, DfE 2012

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage, DfE 2012


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