It contains a collection of graded games and activities designed to foster the speaking, listening and understanding skills of children aged from 5 to 7.
The activities are divided into two main areas:
- Understanding Spoken Language:
- Following Instructions;
- Getting the Main Idea;
- Thinking Skills;
- Developing Vocabulary;
- Understanding Inference.
- Using Spoken Language:
- Playing with Words.
“Each activity has a clear aim, simple instructions, and requires minimal equipment.
“Activities may be carried out by teachers, classroom assistants or volunteers.
“Incorporates user-friendly opportunities for assessment, target setting and evaluation.
“Includes photocopiable material to support the activities.
“Many of the activities can be used by speech language therapists, and the book can be used as an effective part of a speech and language programme.
“Promotes the skills outlined in Speaking and Listening in the English National Curriculum Key Stage One.
All activities are easy to fit in to the daily classroom programme, and each activity has a clear aim, simple instructions, and requires minimal equipment. The book is user friendly and accessible, not only for teachers and speech & language therapists, but also for teaching assistants and volunteers. It incorporates opportunities for assessment, target setting and evaluation and includes photocopiable material to support the activities.
This is an attractive and innovative resource that should find its place in every Infants’ and First Class classroom, and on the shelf of every Speech and Language Therapist working collaboratively with schools.
- Preface and Introduction
- How to Use this Book
- Receptive Language Activities
- Expressive Language Activities
- Activity Resources
- Optional Record Sheets
Speech & Language Therapists
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
Literacy and Numeracy Advisors working with 5 to 7 year olds
About the Authors:
Catherine Delamain has forty years’ experience of working with young children. She is currently collaborating in the design of a training programme to help mainstream teachers meet the needs of pupils with speech and language difficulties. Jill Spring is a Senior Clinician, specialising in speech and language difficulties in children, and the impact of those difficulties on their learning. She is actively involved in providing training for teachers, classroom assistants, health visitors, and those involved in nursery education.