[start of series blurb] The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will help practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging opportunities in each area of learning, giving examples of when and where to look, listen and te, how to set up Effective Practice and hints on planning and resourcing. There are also Home links to help practitioners work effectively with parents. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own kwledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of examples of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the invative use of everyday resources, popular books and stories. [end of series blurb] Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support.Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.