Essay about Level 5 CCLD Management

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Unit 136 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in the Early Years Outcome 1.1 Cross reference to Unit 137 Page 21 – 23 Outcome 1.2 Cross reference to Unit 137 Page 12, 13 and 18 Outcome 3.1 As child practitioners we must work on our skills in communicating with children because the way we communicate with them is important not only for their communication and language development, but also the development of our relationship with them. Young children often aren't able to express their thoughts and feelings in words, or express them poorly. Because of this, it's important that child practitioners can listen carefully and help children to learn how to express themselves and also provide what they need.…show more content…
This might be through a mix of open and closed questions. For example, a closed question such as “are you enjoying this?” is quite safe as it allows the child to simply answer yes or no and they can add to it if they wish. Open questions such as “why do you like this one?” are good at encouraging children to talk a little more as they require a fuller answer. Using questions can show your interest and help you explore some issues. Non verbal communication By observing us children learn how to interact with others, accomplish goals, and get along in the world. We are the examples, and what many do not realize is that our non-verbal messages and actions are stronger than our verbal ones. Non-verbal communication consists of expressions, tone of voice, eye contact, and actions. The way you listen, look, move, and react tells the other person whether or not you care, if you’re being truthful, and how well you’re listening. When your nonverbal signals match up with the words you’re saying, they increase trust, clarity, and rapport. When they don’t, they generate tension, mistrust, and confusion. There are many different types of nonverbal communication. Together, the following nonverbal signals and cues communicate your interest and investment in others. Facial expressions -The human face is extremely expressive, able to express countless emotions without saying a word. And unlike some forms of nonverbal communication, facial expressions are
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