KEY WEBSITES

Recommended early phonics programme

A useful collection of FREE articles about communication and language from Nursery World is available via the LuCiD website. These include All About Contingent Talk, My Mistake and Word for Word.

ONE-OFF ARTICLES

Listening and attention

  • Tune in to Listening – this FREE and very informative website has details of an award winning project to develop the auditory environment and children’s listening skills
  • A fantastic FREE listening resource from the BBC is available, featuring a comprehensive library of sounds and nursery rhymes
  • A summary of tips for being a communication friendly setting from Early Years Careers.
  • A reflective article by Joan Almon about oral language and the role of traditional rhymes and stories is available from the Community Playthings website.
  • See this great new Book Nook page from Hanen, Building Early Vocabulary with From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.

Speaking

Guidance by the Early Years Team in Brighton and Hove suggests ways to develop this area of learning:

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