Expansions, Birth to Five

Expansions are ways to expand on what a child says or does during a conversation. This in-service suite describes how to use expansions to extend conversations with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote their language development.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Expand Young Infants' Communications [PDF, 307KB]

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Expand Older Infants’ and Toddlers' Communications [PDF, 303KB]

Tips for Teachers: Ways to Expand on Preschool Children’s Words [PDF, 418KB]

Tools for Teachers [PDF, 106KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 113KB]

Helpful Resources: Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 125KB]

Helpful Resources: Preschool [PDF, 121KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 83MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 966KB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.7MB]

Learning Activity: Practicing Responses that Expand—Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 107KB]

Learning Activity: Practicing Responses that Expand—Preschoolers [PDF, 106KB]

Learning Activity: Capturing Expansions Video Activity—Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 216KB]

Learning Activity: Capturing Expansions Video Activity—Preschoolers [PDF, 174KB]

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 108KB]

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