Module 5: Living Inquiries – Communication and Literacies

Importance of Communication and Literacies

Children use many kinds of expressive languages to

  • Communicate ideas
  • Participate in relationships
  • Make meaning in their homes and communities

From the time they are born, children communicate through sounds, gestures, movements, and eye contact.

As they grow, children explore symbolic systems to think with, and make meaning of the world.

Children explore expressive languages such as

  • Movement
  • Dance
  • Constructing
  • Drama
  • Play
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Drawing
  • Writing

young child dancing