Developing Baseline Communication Skills: Games and Activities for 3-5 year olds, 2nd Edition

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Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

Developing Baseline Communication Skills
280 pages
Age Range: 3 to 5
ISBN: 9780815354925

Developing Baseline Communication Skills is a practical resource designed to fit with baseline assessments in primary school. The second edition of this bestselling resource contains a programme of games and activities to foster personal and social development, and promote language and literacy skills in 3–5 year olds. The book seeks to address language and communication difficulties for children coming into reception class by providing a range of fun and engaging activities. Suitable for whole classes or small groups of children, the activities focus on both personal, social, emotional development as well as language and literacy in areas such as body language, independence, turn taking, listening, speaking and auditory memory.

Features include:

  • 200 games and activities which are differentiated for different ages and levels of ability
  • A clear aim, equipment list and instructions for each activity
  • Photocopiable templates for ease of use
  • Supplementary resource sheets including pictures and scripts to use with the activities.

Now fully revised and updated in line with current UK policy and legislation, this book is suitable for young children in any school setting including nurseries, play-groups and reception classes. It also includes material that may be used as an effective part of a speech and language therapy programme in consultation with a therapist. This is a unique manual that will be an essential addition to the materials used by professionals working with young children.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Personal, Social and Emotional Development Activities

  • Turn Taking
  • Body Language
  • Awareness of Others
  • Confidence and Independence
  • Feelings and Emotions

Part 2: Language and Literacy Activities

  • Understanding
  • Listening and Attention
  • Speaking
  • Auditory Memory
  • Phonological Awareness

Part 3: Activity Resources

"This valuable resource represents an important element in the development of truly inclusive support for children at the foundation stage and I recommend it to all education and health service staff who work with these children."
- Andrew Burnett, TES Curriculum Special: Special Needs

"One of the most satisfactory elements of the book is that it will appeal to all chilldren...The instructions are easy to follow and devoid of jargon. Not only teachers, but class assistants, volunteers or parents would be quite at home with them."
- Dyslexia Contact