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Guest ChunkyMan

Hi everyone out there


I have been asked by my head to think about providing early intervention in EYFS which involves the parents. I would really appreciate any suggestions/ideas/thoughts etc.


The prioriy is: To develop and establish the use of an early intervention/ family learning pack.

The purpose/objectives are:

1. To develop a programme to encourage children to talk and therefore develop their speech, language and communication skills.

2. To equip parents with the confidence and skills to facilitate and model good talk.


I have been given a bit of budget and have thought about going down the treasure basket/chatterboxes route but not sure how to do this so it involves as many parents as poss. I am reluctant to send these things home - need to get some longevity out of these packs........I hope this is clear, my thinking is a bit woolly about this....


I really look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.





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of course if you felt that the parents wanted to be involved you could make a working party to create your own storysacks...i've tried this before but my group wasn't big enough to sustain the interest and it didn't get off the ground but if you have parets who are good at sewing/carpentry.drawing etc you could make some fantastic ones that the group feels they own :1b

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In here you can find some articles that might be helpful as you could print them off and laminate them to go with the books suggested or take out the bits you think most relevant......I suspect you may already have some of the titles listed in your setting.


Titles include;


Using 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson as a focus for activities


Using "The Dog Who Could Dig", by Jonathan Long and Korky Paul, as a focus for activities


Using "You Choose" by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, as a Focus for Activities


Using "Dear Zoo" as a Focus for Activities


Using "Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs" as a Focus for Activities


Using "The Gruffalo" as a Focus for Activities


The Fish Who Could Wish: using a storybook for activities

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  • 2 months later...

Probably a bit late now ,but I thought I would tell you about a project we are delivering called 'Literacy Champions'. The parents come in once a week with their child for 5 weeks, and in that time two of our practitioners show them how to make a book with their child, treasure basket, music session, library session and story time. We have completed 3 weeks so far, and the parents are really enjoying it.

More information can be found here http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/literacy_champions

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Guest suchfun

I am currently attending an LA training programme which aims to develop / extend language as well as social and emotional skills - fairly tight structure AND parental involvement - we will start the programme after half term. let me know if you want details



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