Emma Quigan from Talking Matters talks about what they have learned from their research with mothers and their children about babies’ exposure to language. Through trials with Learning Environment (LENA) vests, which record all the language a baby is exposed to in the course of a day and provides data on it, Talking Matters is helping parents learn how to increase the quality and quantity of language they share with their children.
Key strategies for promoting the development of children's oral language and communication.
An introduction to the processes involved in learning to move.
An introduction to the importance of culture, identity and belonging in infant and toddler pedagogy.
Key insights from the webinar with Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden.
Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden explore the key messages about the specialist nature of high quality infant and toddler practice.
Why assessing communicative interactions in early childhood settings is critical to supporting children’s learning and development, and some strategies for how to do it.
The key components of effective pedagogy when working with infants and toddlers.
A summary of the key tenets of the Pikler/RIE philosophy of early childhood care and education.
An introduction to the concept of ‘serve and return’, the challenges it brings, and the many benefits for infants and toddlers.
Tina Tacken, leader or the infant and toddler space at the AUT Childcare Centre, discusses how she balances Magda Gerber’s concept of respectful practice with the need to develop a rich language environment
An interview with Sharon Smith about the principles of RIE® and Educaring® in infant and toddler care
Infant and Toddler expert, Sharon Smith discusses how best to enable effective education and care for young children
Veteran early childhood educator Jean Rockel answers key questions about primary caregiving for infants and toddlers.
This webinar explores the importance of teachers’ relationships with each other in early childhood settings.
A set of strategies that teachers can use to support and promote the development of children's communication in the early years.
An introduction to communication in the early years and why it is so important.
Dr Karyn Aspden and Linda Clarke from Massey University discuss their research into the teaching practices that support social-emotional competence of infants and toddlers.
Five questions designed to help you reflect on the infant and toddler curriculum in your early childhood setting.
Reflective questions to help you reflect on your practice working with babies.
Why it is so important to talk to very young children, and specific strategies to use when communicating with infants and toddlers.