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Almost every early years setting has children who speak languages other than English at home. But what approaches can practitioners use to best support multilingual learning? Penny Tassoni reports.

Making authentic links between reading and talking has been helping early years practitioners and teachers to develop children's communication, language and literacy. Di Chilvers explains.

How can we support listening and understanding in two-year-olds? Penny Tassoni looks at the challenges and offers some solutions.

Language opens doors in terms of development and helps children work out the world around them. Penny Tassoni looks at how settings can best support two-year-olds to grow their skills

Practitioners should aim to give children the best possible chance for meaningful communication and language learning, advises Kay Mathieson.

Enrich a child's language skills by talking about books, say Claire Bates and Helen Roscoe, Suffolk County Council Early Years and Childcare Service

Developing a toddler room that taps into children's language interests takes some careful planning. Mary Evans asks four settings for advice.

Music and language have a close connection to one another, but activities must be tailored to match young children's abilities, says Susan Young.

Creating a book corner gives children a dedicated space for reading and promotes language learning. Jean Evans explains.

ICT resources for promoting language in early years should be chosen with the characteristics of learning in mind. Marianne Sargent reports.