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Resources for 5 - 11s

Adeiladwyr Iaith

Adeiladwyr Iaith

£ 22.00

A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of all school age children. It develops ideas suitable for children at primary school. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants and teachers and many speech and language therapists use it in their daily work. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Cefnogi Iaith a Lleferydd yn y Dosbarth.

It addresses many areas including:

  • Attention and listening
  • Helping school age children understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
  • Helping school age children develop their expressive language
  • Phonological processing activities
  • Developing vocabulary and story writing and use of mind maps
  • Helping school age children develop their social skills
  • Helping school age children with unclear speech

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Adventures with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 4-6 year olds

Adventures with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 4-6 year olds

£ 65.00

All four seasons' adventures with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as each season is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

The resource provides a home liaison CD licensed to the purchaser (for multiple printing).

These programmes, based on the four seasons, can be used throughout the school year as home activities or as in class activities.

The aim is to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of language, expressive language and phonological awareness.

The CD is a compilation of the disc for each season. It includes:

Spring Adventure:

  • Activity 1: Decorate the Easter Egg (understanding left/right, above/below & longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Guess what? (asking effective questions & giving effective clues)
  • Activity 3: Sounds around-sort the sound (phonological awareness- sound awareness)
  • Activity 4: Tell us a story (sequencing and using first/then, next & last)

Summer Adventure:

  • Activity 1: The Listening Sandcastle
  • Activity 2: What's in a story? (story mind mapping- exploring the components and sequence of a story)
  • Activity 3: Sounds around- sounds and syllables under the sea (syllable jigsaws & sound placement)
  • Activity 4: Pirate fun (more/most/least, prepositions explored in a board game)

Autumn Adventure:

  • Activity 1: The 'Autumn' listening tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Autumn patterns (attention, listening & auditory memory and giving detailed instructions)
  • Activity 3: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 4: Rhyming fun (phonological awareness- rhyme)

Winter Adventure:

  • Activity 1: Dress Boris and Bella game (understanding before/after, either/or and longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Winter mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 3: Tidy up the toys (understanding and giving detailed instructions- barrier game)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around- rhyming lotto (phonological awareness- rhyme)
  • Activity 5: What day is it today? (understanding 'yesterday', 'today' & 'tomorrow')

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Autumn Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

Autumn Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

£ 20.00

Autumn Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting.  Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of AUTUMN is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1: The 'Autumn' listening tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Autumn patterns (attention, listening & auditory memory and giving detailed instructions)
  • Activity 3: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 4: Rhyming fun (phonological awareness- rhyme)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on AUTUMN, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

£ 20.00

Autumn Antics with Boris and Bella - for 5-7 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of AUTUMN is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 5-7 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Autumn mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid and expand memory within a topic)
  • Activity 2: Autumn Snakes and Ladders (verbal reasoning board game)
  • Activity 3: Autumn Stories (creating and structuring stories from component parts)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around (sound placement awareness)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on AUTUMN, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness.

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Blank Poster

Blank Poster

£ 3.00

An A3 blank poster. The four levels represented clearly and visually.

The four levels represented clearly and visually.

A3 size to fit any wall.

Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games - Set of Four

Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games - Set of Four

£ 55.00

Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games - Set of Four

Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

This set includes all four games, also available separately:

  • Boris and Bella’s Home Barrier Game
  • Boris and Bella’s Farm Barrier Game
  • Boris and Bella’s Seaside Barrier Game
  • Boris and Bella’s Zoo Barrier Game

Contents:

  • 4 x A3 game boards, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals all laminated, cut up and ready to go!

 

Boris and Bella’s Farm Barrier Game

Boris and Bella’s Farm Barrier Game

£ 15.00

Boris and Bella’s Farm Barrier Game

Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

Contents:

  • 1 x A3 game board, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals all laminated, cut up and ready to go!

 

 

Boris and Bella’s Home Barrier Game

Boris and Bella’s Home Barrier Game

£ 15.00

Boris and Bella’s Home Barrier Game

Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

Contents:

  • 1 x A3 game board, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals all laminated, cut up and ready to go!

 

 

Boris and Bella’s Seaside Barrier Game

Boris and Bella’s Seaside Barrier Game

£ 15.00

Boris and Bella’s Seaside Barrier Game

Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

Contents:

  • 1 x A3 game board, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals all laminated, cut up and ready to go!

 

 

Boris and Bella’s Shopping Day Game

Boris and Bella’s Shopping Day Game

£ 28.00

Boris and Bella’s Shopping Day Game

This game encourages development of understanding and the ability to give detailed, complex instructions. The pack contains 6 base-boards and 12 food items (6 small and 6 big images.)

This game is ideal to reinforce key vocabulary and encourage children to understand directions with an increasing number of Information Carrying Words (ICWs).  For example:

  • Show the child just the basket and a variety of the fruits and vegetables all the same size and ask the child to ‘Put the carrot in the basket’ (1 x ICW)
  • Show the child the basket and trolley and a variety of the fruits and vegetables all the same size and say ‘Put the carrot in the basket’ (2 x ICW)
  • Show the child Bella with her basket, Bella with her trolley, Boris with his basket, Boris with his trolley and a variety of the fruits and vegetables all the same size and say ‘Put the carrot in Bella’s basket’ (3 x ICW)
  • If you use the above example and introduce the fruit and vegetables of different sizes, then the child has to understand a direction containing 4 ICWs.  For example ‘Put the big carrot in Bella’s basket

Contents:

  • 6 x A3 shopping base-boards: shopping trolley, shopping basket, Bella with a shopping basket and shopping trolley, Boris with a shopping basket and Boris with a shopping trolley.
  • 6 x A5 shopping item cards laminated for the ‘big’ shopping items
  • 6 x A6 character shopping basket sheets laminated for the ‘small’ shopping items

Boris and Bella’s Washing Day Game

Boris and Bella’s Washing Day Game

£ 28.00

Boris and Bella’s Washing Day Game

This game encourages development of understanding and the ability to give detailed, complex instructions. The pack contains 2 base-boards and 12 items of clothing (6 small and 6 big images.)

This game is ideal to reinforce key vocabulary and encourage children to understand directions with an increasing number of Information Carrying Words (ICWs).  For example:

  • Show the child just the washing-machine and a variety of clothes all the same size and ask the child to ‘Put the T-shirt in the washing-machine’ (1 x ICW)
  • Show the child the washing-machine and the cupboard and a variety of clothes all the same size and say ‘Put the T-shirt in the washing-machine’ (2 x ICW)
  • This can be made harder by asking the child to find two items of clothing such ‘Put the T-shirt and jumper in the washing-machine’ (3 x ICW)
  • If you use the above example and introduce clothes of different sizes, then the child has to understand a direction containing 4 ICWs.  For example ‘Put the big T-shirt and jumper in the washing-machine’ (4 x ICW)

Contents:

  • 2 x A3 shopping base-boards: washing-machine and cupboard.
  • 6 x A5 shopping item cards laminated for the ‘big’ clothing items
  • 6 x A6 character shopping basket sheets laminated for the ‘small’ clothing items

Boris and Bella’s Zoo Barrier Game

Boris and Bella’s Zoo Barrier Game

£ 15.00

Boris and Bella’s Zoo Barrier Game

Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

Contents:

  • 1 x A3 game board, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals all laminated, cut up and ready to go!