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Labelling children

Communicating effectively with young children helps them learn and develop. Watch James Nottingham talk about the dangers of labelling children.

Why is it best to never call a child ‘naughty’?

In this video, James Nottingham explains how we can communicate effectively with young children to encourage rather than hold back their social and emotional development.

  • Were you surprised by anything that James said?
  • Are you aware of any labels you might use for the children in your care?
  • How do you think these labels might affect the children in your care?

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English in Early Childhood: Context and Communication

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