It is not just the key to literacy success but an essential social communication skill.
Sadly, with the closure of schools over the last year due to the COVID-19 situation schools are reporting ever increasing concerns over the decline in young children’s speaking and listening skills. So, over the next 7 weeks, we are looking again at the different developmental elements of speaking and listening; providing practical games and activities to help build a child’s skills.
Week 1. The Importance of Small Talk & Conversational Turn Taking Skills
Week 2. What is Listening?
Week 3. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Screen Games
Week 4. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Scanning Games
Week 5. Games to develop Listening Skills – Music Fun
Week 6. Accents – Phonemic awareness & Phonics
Week 7. Games to develop Listening Skills – Phonemic Awareness