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Babbling – phonemic expansion

Observe how a child minder effectively supports and extends language development with a  6 month old baby. Recognise how 'babbling' provides an ideal opportunity for introducing two way conversations. Observe and understand phonemic expansion.

Good for looking at:

  • expected patterns of development in speech, language and communication
  • two way conversation at 6 months
  • effective adult support


  • the stage of speech, language and communication development the baby exhibits during in this interaction with his child minder
  • the specific sounds the baby makes
  • the non-verbal communication used by baby and adult