August 2019

Beyond words: supporting children using alternative forms of communication

Picture an all too familiar situation: you go on holiday to a new destination and you don’t speak the language. You want something to eat and drink, and you need to find the nearest toilet. How does this make you feel? Children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) often struggle with these types of situations and ICAN talks about how we can offer support.

16/08/2019

Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

The curiosity approach in my setting

In late 2017 I chanced upon a post that showed a childcare setting with neutral tones, white washed walls, natural materials and fairy lights. The focus seemed to be on curiosity and there were trays of loose parts set out ready for children to tinker with. It was a light bulb moment and this is when I discovered The Curiosity Approach.

14/08/2019

Posted by Jennifer Wooldridge, childminder and influencer | with 2 comments

Representation Matters: why children need inclusive stories

The best inclusive books are fabulous stories, rich in character and plot, which just so happen to also show children people like themselves and their families. But of course they are also so much more than that because as we all know, put very simply, representation matters. Co-Director of Letterbox Library, Fen Coles (Dr), talks about the importance of inclusive books.

05/08/2019

Posted by Fen Coles (Dr.), co-director of Letterbox Library | with 0 comments