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Describe and explain how to communicate with children of different ages.

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked P2 + M1 ? Describe and explain how to communicate with children The way you communicate with children is very important in teaching them how to communicate but also for the relationship you will share with the child. Non-verbal communication is also important this includes things like body language, facial expressions, stance and gestures. Barriers to communication ? you may find it hard communicating with a child there could be various reasons for this which could be: their communication development is impaired in some way, they speak a different language, and you don?t understand them because you don?t know them well enough or you have made assumptions. You should speak slowly and clearly to a child and focus on what they are saying to you. Stereotyping ? You should not stereotype, for example saying ?Asians are intelligent? is a positive stereotype but ?African origin people are aggressive? is a bad stereotype. ...read more.


At first you should try introducing the child to simple words and then try making it harder. You can also try slowly start reading to the child as this is good in stimulating their cognitive development, you can at first read stories that are colourful with lots of pictures and popup books are also a good idea because the child can see what is going on but there is also a bit of writing. 6-12 months ? At this age you can take turns in conversations, this will help their communication skills as they develop. Encouraging the child to read books and to listen to different songs and sing along will help with the development of their language. Using different gestures will help them understand what you are saying for example if you are saying ?hello? or ?bye? you can wave to them, by doing this they will understand you more and may even try to respond to you. ...read more.


4-6 years ? You should listen to what the child is saying to you as they can now communicate fully with you but may not understand every word but they do understand a lot now. To communicate with a child of this age you can give them different instructions to follow and see if they have understood what you told them to do. 6-8 years ? Helping the child talk about their thoughts and feeling is a good way in communicating with a child of this age and making a good relationship with the child. You should make sure your pronunciation is correct and if theirs isn?t you should correct them. If a child of this age starts using bad language and gets angry at you, you should not respo0nd back in the same way you should try to stay calm and tell them that it is wrong to be like that. ...read more.

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