Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

Enter our Adopt a Word competition to win Mario & Sonic game for the Nintendo 3DS

We’re all excited about the games. At the first event, held in 1896, there were just 9 sports. This year, there are only 26. With so many other possible sports to choose from, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. Technically speaking, as long as it is widely practiced in at least 75 countries, across four continents, …

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Summer activities for helping children’s communication

As the summer arrives and the time comes for our children to move on from nursery we are faced with a long list of tasks to make sure we get them ready for starting school in September.  Have I sorted out their new school uniform…yes.  Do they have new school shoes….yes.  Have I helped them to practise how to hold …

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‘Getting ready for court’ – a new film launched by Raising Your Game

A new film about preparing for court, aimed at young people with a learning disability or communication difficulty has been launched by Raising Your Game. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Raising Your Game is a five-year project run by Mencap in partnership with I CAN and Nacro helping  young people aged 14-25 with a learning disability or communication difficulty who are …

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I CAN… train the trainers

As a speech and language therapist with a background in children’s centres in East London, I have always held a diverse clinical caseload, as well as offering training and universal services to a variety of groups and professionals. My role in the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) is to provide training days and materials to local leads from a variety …

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Are we nearly there yet? – Guest Blog from Talking Tots

It’s that time of year when many of us are making longish car journeys with our children. There are many ways to help keep children entertained in the car, with everything from hi-tech gadgets to simple games. We thought we’d share some of the simple games we played in the car. Rock, paper, scissors This is a game for 2. …

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