Extending their language - expanding their world: Children’s oral language (birth-8 years)

Published: 09 Feb 2017
Early learning
Linguistically diverse learners
Oral language
Much more than words: Manuka takoto kawea ake


Research evidence shows early in a child’s life is a critical time in terms of the rapid language development that takes place, particularly in the first two to three years.

This evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education.

ERO asked early learning services and schools what they are doing in response to children’s oral language learning and development, including concerns about and needs of particular children? The findings are based on the analysis of data gathered from 167 early learning services and 104 schools.