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Ideas to ensure continuity: recording

It is very important to keep a record of the naming vocabulary the child has been working with so that you will know which words they are secure with and which items they are more likely to be ready to give you on request. Also it is helpful to the child to record progress in the stages of understanding words. Record sheets are important to show parents and new staff and when a child moves to a new setting and then to school. Vocabulary record sheets are enclosed. These include ideas for recording content (p. 26), checking vocabulary items (p. 94) and one to help adults generate ideas at home and in the setting (p. 105). There is also guidance on some of the milestones for development of understanding and expressive ages (p. 28) and guidance on objects to include in the vocabulary and concept baskets for different ages (pp. 54-5 and 75).