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Talk Together

0-5yrs

A booklet from I CAN which contains information on supporting children's speech and language. 

Click here to download, or order these from the I CAN online shop here.

 


Small Talk

0-5yrs

This booklet will provide information about what helps children aged 0-5 learn to talk and listen, whether they are on the right track and what to do if the parents have concerns about their child. Produced in partnership with BT, Hello sponsor.

Click here to download or order from the I CAN online shop here.


Playing games with children is one of the best way's of supporting their communication. This page contains a selection of fun games to play with children. Once you have a done a few, and you understand how they support communication, you can apply many of the ideas to any game or activity.

To begin with, here are some activities from I CAN's Ready Steady Talk activity book, which can be purchased from I CAN's online shop. These are aimed at 2-3 year olds, but can be used for older children as well. We will be adding more an more activities to this section over time, so do come back again.


Communication Cookbook

The following activities are from the Communication Cookbook from I CAN.

These are activities suitable for a 4-6 year old but you could use the ideas to support listening skills in older and younger children as well.

Good Listening

This activity teaches good listening by breaking it down into three key behaviours.
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Listening Walk

This activity teaches good listening by breaking it down into three key behaviours.
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Making Sounds

A great way to get children to play around with sounds, which is vital for the development of both speaking and listening skills.
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Remembering games

Remembering games are a great way for children to build their skills at paying attention. They are very simple to play and can be done anywhere. You can easily make up your own versions.
Download this activity here

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