Speech & Language
General advice about how to promote good speech and language skills:
Talk with, play with and read with your child as much as possible
Stages of speech and language development: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/3508/small_talk_final.pdf
Examples of activities to do with your child which promote speech and language: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/3163/postcards_pre_school_final.pdf
Holiday Activities that can be adapted for stay at home:
Additional ideas for younger pupils:
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (available on BBC iPlayer) is a children’s programme designed by speech and language therapists. The idea is that a parent / carer watches the programme with the child and then uses resources to complete activities which promote speech and language development – either before, during or after the programme.
Links to Raa Raa the Noisy Lion resources:
Additional ideas for older pupils:
Audible.co.uk has a good selection of spoken stories for pupils to listen to for free:
This is a great resource to help children to develop listening skills. Parents can then ask children to retell key elements of the story or respond to questions about the stories they have listened to.