Interacting with others (early childhood literacy)

Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes (5.1, VEYLDF, 2016).

The development of children’s oral language is a key outcome of early childhood education. The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF, 2016) emphasises that children use verbal and nonverbal communication to interact with others for a range of social (and academic) purposes.

Responsive and intentional interactions are key for the development of children’s communication skills.