Can you think with depth and breadth if you don't have the words to express yourself?
2/3 of a lot of our children's day does not expose them to complex language. Our challenge is to make sure the 6 hours we have with them is to expose to them to as much rich language as possible.
We want our kids to do well in education to then step up and be 'higher players' in society, how do we get the parent and caregiver to be more educated?
We know that education levels in the family are going to make a difference to their children - if we say there are a large number of families here that don't have higher education it doesn't mean they are NOT going to able to scaffold and help their children.
You can't spend your day gathering ideas from the children.
What are the trio of lens?
- Explicit attention to language
- Attention to co-contributors
- Optimising envieonmental conditions
Language carries knowledge, knowle…