Language and physical development and the role of play in development

1. Mercer 2005 discusses the benefits of exploratory talk which statement is correct?

  • Children who were able to use exploratory talk in science and maths had better SATs results
  • Children who were able to use exploratory talk in day to day life developed language at a faster rate
  • Children who use exploratory talk more often have a larger more enhanced vocabulary
  • Children who use exploratory talk less often have been found to have very low academic attainment
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2. What does communicative competence involve?

  • Benefits of communication with others
  • The ability to understand the communication of others alone
  • Knowing when to speak, how to take turns, how to involve others, and how to listen
  • Confidence in own communication skills

3. ‘Synergy’ between siblings as they play together with younger children, imitating, repeating, echoing, listening and challenging is discussed in which source?

  • Gallahue and Ozmun 2002
  • Lindon 2007
  • Gregory 2001
  • Bee and Boyd 2014

4. What is meant by the Root reflex?

  • An involuntary reflex used for survival, when the cheek of a baby is stroked the baby will turn its head and ****.
  • A voluntary reflex taught by mother to baby to ensure the survival of child
  • A conditioned response
  • A stimulus.

5. Constabile 1992 cited in Smith et al states that play fighting is common from when?

  • 4-6 years
  • 3 years through to adolescence
  • 1-5 years
  • 3 to 10 years

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