Children’s ability to understand and act upon spoken language is a crucial skill in terms of their development and education. However, children, who struggle to process such information, are often difficult to detect, which can harm their progress. There are several ways to help children boost their language skills: |
Molly: Our loveable puppet will bring your speech and language teaching to life! Molly’s friendly appearance will elicit responses and encourage interaction from even the quietest child. Molly can be used to encourage language skills and to show specific mouth/tongue movements and articulation. She is surface washable and can be fitted with a hearing aid. Molly measures 660mm.
Pip: Pip will be a much-loved addition to your classroom with his friendly features and laid-back attitude. He has an expressive face, moveable tongue, and arms and hands that are designed to encourage communication skills. He is also capable of having a hearing aid fitted and is surface washable. Pip measures 660mm in height.
How to Understand and Support Children with Hearing Difficulties
One in four children will at some time suffer from a temporary hearing loss such as glue ear and many more will have a more serious or permanent hearing problem. This practical and reassuring book includes: - a jargon-free explanation of the causes and implications of a full range of hearing difficulties, including glue ear - easy-to-use checklists on how to indentify children with a hearing loss, with information on what to do next and liaising with other professionals - simple but effective tips for adapting classroom management and layout - useful strategies for literacy, numeracy and cross-curricular teaching - easy-to-follow guide to a range of aids, including hearing-aids and cochlear implants - clear explanation of alternative communication options, including signing. Containts 64 A4 pages.
Language Game Pack
We’ve put together a selection of our best selling games in a super-value pack. The pack includes: Socially Speaking Game: This game focuses on social interaction, giving children the opportunity to practise important skills, such as listening, turn taking and expressing emotions. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher’s notes. Ideal for 3-6 players ages 7-11 and older children with special needs.
Syllable Safari: This self-checking game is designed to help children learn how to count syllables. Contains 45 cards and spinner, suitable for 2-4 players.
Phonics Lotto: The lotto boards in this pack range from missing initial letter sounds to missing more complex phonemes.
CVC World Spin: Perfect for learning simple CVC words, this self-checking game can be adapted to meet specific learning needs. Contains 45 CVC word and picture cards (68x68mm) and a spinner.
StoryBoards is a simple and creative resource designed to help children with language and communication difficulties to develop their narrative skills. Using game boards and colourfully illustrated picture cards, StoryBoards helps children to visualise and practise telling a story by identifying the essential elements and how theses should be sequenced. The cards are colour elements and can be used to play a range of games. StoryBoards develops basic vocabulary and encourages active listening, turn-taking and inferential reasoning. Contains 8 StoryBoards, 1 story cards board, 60 story cards, 6 lotto boards, photocopiable story planner, colour-coded die and a manual.
Children need support in developing their language and communication skills. Many suppliers of classroom resources such as LDA Learning offer children educational support in many fun ways, such as toys, games and special needs toys.
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