At around the age of 48-60 months, typically developing children start to understand and to say sentences using the word “while”. “While” means at the same time. Used as a subordinating conjunction, “while” helps to describe concurrent events.
Some people – including people learning English as a second language, and people with developmental language disorders – have difficulty understanding and using “while” in complex sentences. This 20-page pack is designed to help them, with lots of scaffolded examples using both pictures and words to support people with a range of different needs to learn the word in sentences.