Resources produced by the West Berkshire ECAT team:




Christmas Talking Tips Christmas Activity Sheet Supermarket Talking Tips Supermarket Activity Sheet Spring Talking Tips Binoculars Activity Sheet

Resources focusing on reading:







Bedtime reading posters:

Babies Love Books Poster Three Poster Two Poster One Bedtime reading for babies Bedtime reading for toddlers


Key topics of interest





For parents and practitioners





A booklet written for teachers




Short papers written by specialists in communication

ICAN Resources

2011 was the National Year of Communication. These excellent resources were released during the year:


For parents                                        For practitioners

Celebrating Communication English as an Additional Lang. Don't Get Me Wrong Listen Up 0-5 yrs Listen Up 5-11 yrs Misunderstood Other ways of speaking Small Talk Summer Talk Universally Speaking(5-11 yrs) Universally Speaking(11-18yrs) Universally Speaking(0-5 yrs) Checklist 5 - 11 yrs TV talking tips Activity sheet repetition Activity sheet retelling Activity sheet rhyme Activity sheet rhythm Lets Talk About It Final ECAT logo ICAN evidence papers

We have been thinking about how to encourage the development of both boys and girls, enabling them to demonstrate their strengths and to develop skills which they find more challening. Here are some of the resources we have discovered:









We also recommend watching Gareth Malone's "Extraordinary School for Boys" which can be found as three episodes on You Tube.

Dirt is good 50 things to do (National Trust) Article: Play Malnourishment Summer talking tips