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Speaking and Listening Activities for the Early Years

When children learn to express themselves clearly and to listen to others, they benefit from improved social skills and greater self-confidence.

Not only do children’s speaking and listening skills differ tremendously when they start preschool, but children also develop these skills at differing rates.  Fortunately, preschool provides an opportunity to reduce any deficits that a child may have with these skills (the earlier the better!), so that children of all backgrounds and learning abilities can succeed in the next stage of their educational careers.

With this in mind, we have developed a resource containing no fewer than 70 speaking and listening activities – so that you don’t run out of activity ideas before everyone has mastered the developmental stepping stones linked to Speaking and Listening for the EYFS Statutory Framework.

These enjoyable and productive play activities help children to develop the skills needed to listen, understand, express themselves, and enjoy language. The vital communication skills covered in this book will not only provide children with the language skills they will need to succeed at school, but they will also enable them to develop friendships and the ability to work cooperatively.

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You can find out more about Speaking and Listening Activities for the Early Years on our website.

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Brian Moses’s blog inspires children to write poetry

Sometimes we all need inspiration – a little something to get us started – especially when we’re asked to do something we’re not sure we’re very good at doing. That’s why I was delighted when Brian Moses sent me the link to his blog for young writers and readers. Continue reading

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Stretch and shape: free teaching resource

More PE? No, it is science actually!

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Why are boys often competitive?

The simple answer? Hormones.

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Aluminium fact file: free science teaching resource KS2

We collected cans for nearly a year to raise money for our son’s trip to the World Scout Jamboree this summer. They were normally sticky and took up a lot of room, even when they were squashed, but the scrap value made it worth it.

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Multiplying balloons: free maths teaching resource

All children are different. My son’s maths improved when he started visualizing the number problems as money – he knew what it looked like and how 1p related to 10p, 20p etc.

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Back to school in Germany – free German teaching resource

Do your students know what schools are like in Germany? They may be surprised to find that German children feel stressed by the amount of work they have to do.

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