It is not just the key to literacy success but an essential social communication skill.
Sadly, with 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 14 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. Conversational Turn Taking Skills
Week 2. Different Types of Talk
Week 3. The Importance of Small Talk
Week 4. How to Encourage Your Child to Keep Talking
Week 5. What is Listening?
Week 6. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Screen Games
Week 7. Games to Develop Listening Skills – Sound Scanning Games
Week 8. Games to develop Listening Skills – Music Fun
Week 9. Games to develop Listening Skills – Phonemic Awareness
Week 10. Word Awareness
Week 11. Activities to Develop Talking & Language Skills
Week 12. Activities to Develop Rhyme & Alliteration
Week 13. Activities to Develop Syllable Awareness
Week 14. Activities to Develop Directional and Positional Language