This is a highly visual and accessible resource for anyone working with 2 year olds. It brings the work around the potential of the learning environment by Elizabeth Jarman to life with case study examples featuring a storyboard narrative and images illustrating the rationale and thinking behind creating developmentally appropriate places to talk for 2 year olds.
The aim is to highlight the communication capabilities and preferences of 2 year olds and help readers consider how this knowledge can be used to offer areas that trigger speaking and listening skills, emotional well-being and physical development. The recent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has highlighted particular areas of skill development and prioritised their importance – communication skills is one such area. With a high number of our youngest children still struggling with poor communication skills, this publication is beatifully timed in responding to the new EYFS and its recommendations.