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.
Talking Matters: What teachers need to know about language and responsive relationships
Supporting and assessing early communication infographic
Key strategies for promoting the development of children's oral language and communication
How infants and toddlers develop movement skills
An introduction to the processes involved in learning to move.
Māori and Pasifika cultural perspectives on infant-toddler care
An introduction to the importance of culture, identity and belonging in infant and toddler pedagogy.
Specialised practices for infants and toddlers
Key insights from the webinar with Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden.
What is specialist about infant and toddler practice?
Professor Carmen Dalli and Dr Karyn Aspden explore the key messages about the specialist nature of high quality infant and toddler practice
Outdoor environments for children’s wellbeing and learning
This webinar, presented by Dr Helen Little, explores how affordances in the outdoor environment promote children’s wellbeing and learning
Where to start when assessing children’s communication skills in ECE
Why assessing communicative interactions in ECE settings is critical to supporting children’s learning and development, and some strategies for how to do it.
Infants and toddlers pedagogy
The key components of effective pedagogy when working with infants and toddlers
The Pikler/Resources for Infant Educarers™ approach
A summary of the key tenets of the Pikler/RIE philosophy of early childhood care and education.
An introduction to serve and return in early childhood education
An introduction to the concept of ‘serve and return’, the challenges it brings, and the many benefits for infants and toddlers.
An interview with Tina Tacken about the importance of observation in infant and toddler care
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
An interview with Jean Rockel about infants and toddlers
Veteran early childhood educator Jean Rockel answers key questions about primary caregiving for infants and toddlers.
Building trustful relationships and promoting centre wellbeing
This webinar explores the importance of teachers’ relationships with each other in early childhood settings
Strategies for supporting children’s communication in educational settings
A set of strategies that teachers can use to support and promote the development of children's communication in the early years.
Communication in the early years: An introduction
An introduction to communication in the early years and why it is so important.
Supporting the social and emotional competence of infants and toddlers
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 reflective questions to ask about your infant and toddler curriculum
Five questions designed to help you reflect on the infant and toddler curriculum in your ECE setting.
How do you view babies?
Reflective questions to help you reflect on your practice working with babies.
Why you must talk to infants and toddlers
Why it is so important to talk to very young children, and specific strategies to use when communicating with infants and toddlers.