1/commuication changes depending on a child age

Effective communication with children requires communication styles and behaviour appropriate to the age of the child. Understanding how children of different ages communicate and what they like to talk about is crucial for rewarding interaction with them. Parents and professionals   must communicate in a way that relates to the age and interests of the child.
Communicating with children of different ages:

1. Birth to 12 months

Babies use their   gurgles, and grunts, facial expressions, cries, body movements.
Encourage infant communication
• Respond to infant communication by a smile and comfort
• Provide meaning to infants' communicative efforts e.g., "You are crying, I know it is time for your bottle;"
• Pay attention to an infant's style of expressing emotions, preferred level of activity and tendency to be social.
• Make the most of the times when you and an infant are facing each other .
• Use a sing-song, high-pitched tone of voice, exaggerated facial expressions and wide-opened eyes when interacting with young infants. These types of behaviour capture infants' attention and help them to keep focused on interacting.

2. 12 to 36 months

At this stage adding to his gestures and grunts, positive and negative emotional expressions and body movements, the toddler starts using   word sentences.
to communicate with a toddler
• Respond quickly and predictably to toddlers' communicative efforts
• Expand on toddlers' one and two word communications and build sentences around their words
• try to use most of the toddler vocabulary to communicate with him/her.
• communicate one direction at a time.
• Label toddlers' emotions
• Make the most of daily routines and talk toddlers through routines in the sequence in which they happen
• communicate through play by watching, labelling   and helping .Let the toddler take the lead.
• Make sure you give explanation   of why things have happened or...