Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’


Excellent news – The ELDP is funded for another year!

The Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) has been very successful in supporting young children’s speech, language and communication development since 2011 by creating a skilled workforce and knowledgeable parents. The training has been increasing the knowledge and confidence of early years practitioners and professionals, significantly increasing school readiness and life chances of children under the age of 5 through the …

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A Talk Boost KS1 case study from Elburton Primary School in Plymouth

A case study from Angie Ferme, a Teaching Assistant at Elburton Primary School in Plymouth, which undertook Talk Boost KS1 training in 2013. Why Talk Boost KS1? We heard about Talk Boost KS1 through our SENCO who arranged for us to undergo training with another school. As there were children in the foundation year with speech and language needs, we …

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Developing languages at a young age gives your child a Skill for Life – a guest blog from La Jolie Ronde

It’s Chatterbox Challenge week and our fantastic partner groups will be sharing blogs and activities with us throughout the week!  Our second blog is from La Jolie Ronde, a unique centre for French and Spanish language learning, who have kindly provided Chatterbox Challenge with some exclusive French and Spanish songs . Read their blog below on developing language at a …

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How can you harness the power of music to support communication in the early years? A guest blog from Boogie Mites

Research shows that more than 50% of children, in some areas, start school without the required level of communication skills to be able to access the curriculum at this stage. It is our job as parents and as early years practitioners to improve children’s ability to communicate so that they can thrive at school. Many studies have demonstrated the importance …

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Top tips on how to talk so your child will listen!

As we at I CAN are gearing up for Chatterbox Challenge week, 10-16th February, our fantastic partner groups will be sharing blogs and activities with us throughout the week. Our first one is from Talking Tots, who during Chatterbox Challenge Week will be running  their own unique ‘Colour Chaos’ sessions to support the Chatterbox theme of Sounds like Fun with …

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