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Resources for 0-3s

Interaction poster

Interaction poster

£ 3.00

Poster with info about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator.

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator. Use this in a classroom/setting to share information about the functional communication level of individual pupils.

Format: single sided A3 laminated poster.

Language Builders for 0-3s

Language Builders for 0-3s

£ 22.00

A new and practical book providing detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children.

This new and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children. It has been carefully written to tie in with the EYFS and the two year review. It is full of information about communication development, typical developmental milestones, observation schedules to support your assessment, planning and monitoring of children’s progress and simple, fun ideas which are easy to implement in everyday situations.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • What is communication?
  • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
  • Developing play for language
  • Provide child friendly environments to support attention and listening
  • Helping children develop their understanding of language and verbal reasoning
  • Encouraging children to talk and adults to listen!
  • Sharing books, using rhymes to develop language and early literacy
  • Working with parents.

Language Journey Poster

Language Journey Poster

£ 3.00

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS

A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS.

Let's Talk with Your Baby

Let's Talk with Your Baby

£ 45.00

Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months.

Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months. Can be delivered to groups or individual parents.

Aims:

  • Promote positive adult-child interaction at the earliest possible stage
  • Promote early attachment and communication skills
  • Provide a stimulating/communication rich environment through interactive, fun activities

 
Tried and tested: 100% of parents reported that they had tried out the activities at home.

Let’s Talk with your Baby does not specifically teach the skills that the session is focusing upon, but rather encourages parents/carers to experience specific activities together with their baby, in order to see the pleasure and the benefit to them both. By being involved in the activity together, parents should start to transfer these activities to another environment, i.e. home. Skills are therefore actively learnt through a relaxed and fun group, rather than a formal course. 

Who can deliver Let’s Talk with your Baby?

Any practitioner who supports families with babies aged 3 – 12 months e.g. Children Centre Workers, Family Support Workers, Portage, Health Visitors, SaLTs, SaLTAs. The activities can also be implemented by early years practitioners in nurseries that care for babies. 

Manual includes:

  • Teaching notes
  • Information to link in with EYFS
  • Evaluation sheets
  • Handouts for parents (printable in colour or black and white)
  • CD with handouts and editable promotional material: poster, pamphlet, certificate
  • Evaluation sheets


Sessions cover:

  • Let's look - Eye contact
  • Let's watch – Shared attention
  • Let's feel - Exploring textures
  • Let's make a noise - Singing and enjoying music
  • Let's splash – Water play
  • Let's take turns – Turn taking
  • Let's move – Exploring and moving
  • Let's chill – Baby massage
What do practitioners and parents say?

Olympic Vocabulary poster

Olympic Vocabulary poster

£ 4.00

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning

Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning.

Format: single sided half-A2 laminated poster.

Teddy Talk Test

Teddy Talk Test

£ 75.00

A speech and language assessment for children aged 18 months to 5 years

A speech and language assessment for children aged 18 months to 5 years
Developed by Jo Darters, Speech and Language Therapist.

What is it?

The Teddy Talk Test is simple to use and quick to administer.

It can be used to check whether or not an English speaking child of five years old or under is on track with their speech and language development.

It helps Early Years professionals decide whether to refer a child for Speech and Language Therapy.

It links to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and is helpful when completing the EYFS progress check at age 2;0, as well as the EYFS profile at 5;0.

It is an invaluable screening tool for Speech and Language Therapists

What does it consist of?

  • The Teddy Talk Test consists of a colourful, wipe clean drawstring bag, a 36-page instruction booklet, 8 objects, 6 action pictures and 6 'Talk-about' pictures.
  • The items have been carefully chosen to be familiar and interesting enough to engage young children but not so interesting as to distract them too much.
  • The pictures have been created to appeal to young children and to provide plenty of opportunity for evaluating a child's vocabulary and ability to construct simple sentences.
  • The booklet contains everything you need to know about how to do the Teddy Talk Test, including a photocopiable Record Form and Summary sheet. 
  • The Summary sheet enables a profile of the child's skills to be created with regards to 4 main areas: 
    1. play and social skills,
    2. understanding of spoken language,
    3. talking and communication 
    4. speech sound development.


Who can use it?

  • Any care giving adult or Early Years Professional interested in monitoring children’s communication skills.