Each child has a different way of learning. The teacher must be able to communicate and interact with each child regardless of their learning abilities and age. Communication can differ among different ages and stages of development; the younger children may have difficulties such as speech problems which in older children this may have already been noticed and addressed.
Communication can be divided into 4 (four) different categories: Verbal, non-verbal, formal and informal. The levels of attention when communicating with others differ according to the age of the children. Younger children, as they have just started school need more assistance and support in order to make them feel safe and comfortable.
As children grow up and become more mature they need more help when discussing about issues or reflecting on their thoughts and opinions. You need to remember to adapt their vocabulary according to the age ranges, as well as consider repeating what you have said when speaking with younger children to make sure they understand what you have talked about. When they start school they will learn with phonics that help them to learn to read and write, in schools now there are many children and young people who don’t have English as their first language so learning has to be adapted for their needs. In early years at school they concentrate on phonics, numeracy and literacy this helps them develop their language and mathematical skills and helps them for the rest of their school life.