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Packed with early years resources including best practice tips, childcare activities, factsheets, online training and more. View this week's activity and tip below.

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Activity of the week: Follow the leader (imitation game) 

Children imitating practitioner at nursery
A big part of language development for young children is actually learned by imitation. Encourage imitation of non-verbal communication such as gestures, facial expressions and actions, with this imitation game activity. 
 
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Tip of the week: The benefits of imitation in supporting early language

Baby imitating practitioner
A big part of language development for young children is actually learned by imitation; by listening to, watching and interacting with others, copying and mirroring their actions, gestures and spoken words. Here are some top tips for supporting early language development through imitation.

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