Early Years practitioners play a crucial role in supporting parents to help their children develop key speech and language skills. Following the Every Child a Talker project, the TLC campaign aims to continue to raise awareness of early language and communication.
We will inform you throughout the year about TLC events taking place near you. A resource toolkit will be made available to help you engage parents with their children's language and communication skills. These resources will include posters, invites, practitioner guidance, activity ideas for the event and parent information.
Events throughout 2013
The Big Promise
During the autumn term we will be asking families to make a promise to support their child’s language and development. We are also inviting all early years providers in Essex to take part.
For more information, download the factsheet and resources:
No pens day in May
This event focused on communication and encouraged parents to get involved with activities such as making a den, storytelling and a nursery rhyme 'singathon'.
Talk to your baby party
This event saw parents and practitioners make shakers and sing songs and rhymes. More information can be found on the Words For Life website
and in the factsheets below: