All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘stories’

Jake And Tizzy Logo

Eva March, specialist teacher and former I CAN advisor, tells us how she uses I CAN’s Jake & Tizzy story books with her granddaughter.

Eva March previously worked as a Communication Advisor for I CAN and also worked as a specialist teacher. Here she tells us how she uses the Jake & Tizzy storybooks with her granddaughter. One of the most enjoyable activities for me as a teacher working with children’s speech and language development was sharing books with very young children. Now as …

Read More
Blog Banner

We love stories – a blog from Kate Freeman, Lead Communication Advisor at I CAN

This week our blog is dedicated to our membership of the Read On.Get On campaign which is focussing on getting little ones ready to read by helping parents develop 2-5 year old’s communication skills. People love to tell and hear stories. It’s really important in our overall culture and in certain groups it’s more important than others. Stories connect us …

Read More
Jake And Tizzy Chrissie And Caitlin 2

A review of the adventures of ‘Jake and Tizzy’: a new series of story books from I CAN

Retired lecturer Chrissie Boylan read the eight Jake and Tizzy stories with her niece Caitlin, aged 4… “I read the Jake and Tizzy stories with my four year old great-niece Caitlin earlier this year. The first thing that caught our eye was the overall look of the books. The illustrations are really vibrant, appealing and easy for a child to …

Read More
World Book Day

Being a Better Bookworm

With World Book Day coming soon, Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor considers how schools, settings and parents can encourage communication skills through the love of books. Do you have a favourite book? I don’t have one favourite. I have lots! I usually have a thriller on the go, which I owe to my love of early Enid Blyton and …

Read More
Summer Children1

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 …

Read More