Communication Cookbook

Supporting Language this World Book Day- 5th March 2015

Thousands of children across the country will be celebrating World Book Day at their school on 5th March 2015.

World Book Day, with support from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)is a celebration of books and reading. A worldwide event, it is marked in over 100 countries across the globe.

I CAN is committed to promoting the importance of early language development for reading. As such, I CAN have produced a number of fantastic resources to help adults support children’s language skills, including The Communication Cookbook.

The Communication Cookbook (and accompanying CD) is packed with ideas for activities and games that focus on five essential ‘ingredients’ to help children’s communication development (4–6 years).

The five essential ingredients being…

  • Attention and Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Building Sentences
  • Story Telling
  • Conversations

The Communication Cookbook shows teachers and parents how to help children build language skills and grow into confident communicators during their critical first two years at primary school. It is full of fun and creative ways to focus on language with children and the beautiful illustrations provide lovely visual clues to support children’s learning.

Download sample picture cards from The Communication Cookbook here; including a set all about parties; in time for the World Book Day festivities!

World Book Day gives children the chance to share a love of reading and to discuss, explore and generally have fun with books. Many schools will choose to host a number of fun activities to celebrate the day, including asking the children to dress up as their favourite story book character.

Find out more about World Book Day here, and become part of the celebration!

You can order your copy of The Communication Cookbook here and take a look at our other engaging resources on the I CAN Shop.