Communication channels and sensory aides

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES: PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP SOLUTIONS

Communication always requires that at least two people are involved in the process. We distinguish between the sender of a message and the recipient.

CHANNELS COMMUNICATION OCCURS
• Acoustic (what you can hear)
• Visual (what you can see)
• Tactile (what you can touch)
• Emotional (what you can feel)

These channels show how closely non-verbal communication is linked to relationships and emotions, making it extremely relevant to living with young children. Parents and educators can foster children´s imagination and provide alternative ways of expression by including sensory aides. This offers an additional and positive source of communication which supports the child especially in a time of transition to an unfamiliar setting, like a multilingual kindergarten.