Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

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Guest blog: Chatterbox Challenge 2016 with Boogie Mites

What is school readiness and why do we want it? Today there is so much emphasis on ‘school readiness’ that we are in danger of forgetting what we are preparing children for. So, what is school readiness? Although the term ‘school readiness’ is frequently used, there is in fact no agreed definition of the term. But if we think about …

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Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost arrive in Aberdeen

A blog from Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN, Jill Atkinson A very warm welcome awaited me when I journeyed to Aberdeen to deliver Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost training. The enthusiastic participants were Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers due to become Scotland’s first I CAN licensed tutors for these two programmes. I was impressed by the already well …

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A parent story: The impact Talk Boost KS1 made to my son

Since launching in March 2012, I CAN’s Talk Boost KS1 intervention has reached almost 40,000 children in 2,200 schools, boosting their communication skills and helping them to catch up with their peers. One of those children is Mandy’s six year old son, Caiden. Caiden, who is in year 1, recently finished a 10 week Talk Boost KS1 intervention. When describing …

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Guest blog: Have a tip-top Chatterbox Challenge with PACEY’s top tips

Here at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) we are really excited about the upcoming Chatterbox Challenge week on 8th-14th February 2016. PACEY understands that language is important because it forms the foundation for interacting with others – allowing us to communicate our needs, thoughts and experiences. Babies are born ready to communicate – listening, responding and …

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Chatterbox Challenge : Guest Blog from La Jolie Ronde

This week saw the launch of Chatterbox Challenge and our fantastic partner groups have been sharing blogs and activities with us throughout the week! Our final blog is from La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children, 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 …

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