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  • Sand timers provide a visual representation of a period of time and children respond incredibly well in a variety of contexts.. Activities in school and at home  -
    • Use it to time participation in games.
    • To help children calm down by taking 'time out' when upset.
    • To develop the awareness of  the length of thirty seconds.
    • To  motivate as the student engages in 'beat the clock' activities.
    • Classroom management- setting a target time for pupils to enter class and settled down.
    • Use to time an oral presentation.
    • Use in timed tests.
    • Use in teaching analogue clock- how minutes work
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    If you have ever wanted to add a little Savoir Faire to your badinage or chutzpah to your spiel, then fear not, help is at hand. A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi  is an entertaining jaunt through the legions of words, from aficionado to zeitgeist, that we English -speakers have pilfered from across the globe. Includes fascinating derivations and witty examples, as well as all the stories of just how and why we absorbed such exotic imports.
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    This is a practical resource book for Special Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs), teachers, teaching assistants and Speech and Language Therapists who are working with children who have significant language delay and who are in their first year in school. Checklists provide professionals with a shared reference from which both broad special needs areas and specific speech and language targets can be identified. The authors emphasise the crucial role of play in language development and the book offers more than 200 games and activities to help children achieve their targets for each stage using a simple structured layout.
  • This fun deck trains students in identifying and producing rhyming words using the simulus of 28 pairs of photo cards. It is relevant for students aged 3 and upwards.
  • These laminated  blank fans can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom. Used with dry wipe pens teachers can use them in ways to include mental maths, fractions, sound blending, phonics , sorting activities, sequencing activities and social communication activities that do not require verbal answers. The pack contains ten white sections which are easy to manipulate and easy to write on and rub off.  
  • Stepping Stones to learning  have produced this first pre-reading game to help develop children's thyme awareness. This pack contains five unique rhyming games that challenge different skill levels. It
    • Develops rhyming which is an important pre-reading skill
    • Uses a  multi-sensory approach and targets different skill levels
    • Is hands-on, self correcting
    • Increases vocabulary
    • Enhances problem solving
    • Encourages fine motor skills
    • Requires no reading
    • Is for 1 -4 players
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    Conversation cubes

    £10.50
    This resource is an ideal tool to get children to talk to each other, promoting interaction within a group. These cubes are useful with those who are shy, anxious or have speech issues. They are good ice breakers  and also can be of use with children learning English as a second language
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    Developing Speech and Language Skills-0 Developing Speech and Language Skills-0
    This use friendly and practical book by Gwen Lancaster assists those working in mainstream educational settings to understand and help children with speech impairments.
  • Dice parts of speech extended-0 Dice parts of speech extended-0
    This faces of this dice have the options of verb, adjective, preposition, pronoun and verb,
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    Edited by Nata Goulandris, this book presents current research into dyslexia in non-English languages including alphabetic languages such as Afrikaans, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Norwegian and Polish, and logographic scripts such as Chinese and Japanese. In addition one chapter considers the problems children encounter when reading braille.
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    This second edition, edited by Maggie Snowling and  Joy Stackhouse, moves on from the first edition which explored the relationship between spoken and written language. The second edition continues to link theory to practice and will be of great value to professionals in the field of education, speech and language therapy and psychology. All the original chapters have been updated and new authors have been included to cover current developments.
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    English from Rhymes

    £12.15
    The author of this book, Viv Wheatley, emphasises the importance of rhyme and how rhymes can help children to develop listening skills. The book contains simple activities and games using popular traditional rhymes.
  • Sand timers provide a visual representation of a period of time and children respond incredibly well  when they’re used in a variety of contexts. Activities in school and at home-
    • Use it to time participation in games.
    • To help children calm down by taking 'time out' when upset.
    • To develop the awareness of  the length of five minutes.
    • To  motivate as the student engages in 'beat the clock 'activities.
    • Classroom management- setting a target time for pupils to enter class and settled down.
    • Use to time an oral presentation.
    • Use in timed tests.
    • Use in teaching analogue clock- how minutes work
  • How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language Difficulties-0 How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language Difficulties-0
    Title: How to Identify and Support Children with Speech and Language Difficulties 
  • Irregular Plurals Fun Deck-0 Irregular Plurals Fun Deck-0
    This fun deck contains 26 pairs of illustrated singular/irregular plural words, plus bonus cards and game ideas.
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    Jumpstart Grammar

    £13.75
    This book by Pie Corbett and  Julia Strong presents a collection of simple to use, multisensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupil's understanding of grammar in action. Jumpstart grammar will prepare children for grammar tests in an engaging way. Fun games focus on helping children to hear the difference various types of grammar can make, followed by activities to help them understand what different aspects you can create with grammar.
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    Language Development Activities for home by Marion Nash & Jackie-0 Language Development Activities for home by Marion Nash & Jackie-0
    This is a handbook contains a variety of play based activities that support the key language skills being developed at Key stage 1.
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    Parents often express a wish to help their children with activities at home which are effective but also achievable in a busy lifestyle. These simple play-based activities will help busy parents, carers and support workers to focus on the language that is used at home to aid the development of their children's learning in maths. The activity sheets in this book can be photocopied and given to parents and carers to empower them to work in collaboration with their children's setting.  
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    Colour coded throughout for easy referencing, this unique book supports inclusive practice by helping teachers to:
    • identify children with speech, language and communication needs( SLCN)
    • understand speech, language and communication skills
    • consider roles and responsibilities at primary school
    • plan a differentiated and adapted curriculum
    • consider the language demands across subjects
    • adopt a whole school approach
    • make use of a wide range of positive strategies
    • empower children to access the curriculum
     
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    Let’s Talk cubes

    £10.75
    Get the conversation going with social emotional learning cubes which make it easier for kids to open up.
    • Sturdy foam dice feature conversation-starter prompts including ice breakers and social/feeling prompts.
    • Encourages social-emotional and language development.
    • Dice are quiet and easy to roll.
    • Ideal for one-on-one and group work.
    • Set comprises of six dice.
    • Each die measures 4cm cubed.
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    Listening Skills - Early Years-0 Listening Skills - Early Years-0
    This book covers NC Level 'Towards' level 1 at Key Stage 1.
  • Listening Skills - Key Stage 1-0 Listening Skills - Key Stage 1-0
    This book addresses the skills required at levels 1 and 2 of Key Stage 1.
  • Listening Skills - Key Stage 2-0 Listening Skills - Key Stage 2-0
    This book addresses the skills required at Key Stage 2.
  • Location Bingo-0 Location Bingo-0
    This is a simple and fun game to teach words that describe location. Spin the wheel, cover the picture that best describes the word that is spun.
  • Name That Around The House Category-0 Name That Around The House Category-0
    This fun deck aims to improve learners' categorizing, vocabulary and listening skills. Each of the 56 cards has three illustrated pictures and an open-ended sentence. Students name the category that relates to all three items.
  • Sand timers provide a visual representation of a period of time and children respond incredibly well with them when they’re used correctly. Sand timers can be used for many activities in school and at home for example:
    • Use it to time participation in games.
    • To help children calm down by taking 'time out' when upset.
    • To develop the awareness of  the length of one minute.
    • To  motivate as the student engages in 'beat the clock 'activities.
    • Classroom management- setting a target time for pupils to enter class and settled down.
    • Use to time an oral presentation.
    • Use in timed tests.
    • Use in teaching analogue clock- how minutes work
  • Phonemic Awareness-0 Phonemic Awareness-0
    This fun deck contains 57 rhyming colourfully illustrated picture cards that teach how new words can be created by changing onsets eg bug, hug, mug. A contents list and instructions for fun activities is included.
  • Dice - question words-0 Dice - question words-0
    The words on the dice include Who? When? How? What? Where? Why? It can be used as a stimulus for round robin storytelling, as a dice for a reading activity, as a stimulus for question formulation, as a focus in a comprehension activity, as a prompt for a creative writing activity or anything your imagination can devise.
  • Receptive Language Activities by Liz Baldwin -0 Receptive Language Activities by Liz Baldwin -0
    Children's ability to understand and act upon spoken language is crucial to their learning and development. This book helps the reader to identify and support children who struggle to understand spoken language. Useful checklists are included. It provides clear advice on how to develop children's listening skills, their understanding, and their language and literacy
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    Sequencing Without Words 4 .  This book contains six pictures of a sequence. Designed to improve comprehension and communication skills, each exercise is made up of lively and humorous drawings presenting a story in pictures in a random order without accompanying words.  Rearranging the photocopied pictures to tell the story helps children form a narrative with a beginning, middle and end, a skill which has a bearing on every aspect of learning. These exercises are for lower and upper Key Stage 2 pupils, although children younger or older can also benefit.  The series fits a range of abilities in pupils, extending from exercises asking which of two pictures comes first, to quite complex six-picture stories which will challenge more able children. Since there are no words in the exercises, it is possible to set aside for the moment the challenge of reading and writing, although pupils can subsequently be set a written task adapted to their level of literacy.
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    This practical and clear book will allow you to introduce and teach phonological awareness skills to children in the Early Years and  also children in Key Stages 1 and 2 who are struggling with their literacy level because of weak skills.
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    Sound Linkage-0 Sound Linkage-0

    Sound Linkage

    £50.00
    The updated edition of this successful resource has been developed to support children with reading delays and dyslexia. It contains a phonological training programme, an explanation of how this programme can be embedded within a broader reading intervention, a standardized test of phonological awareness and a methodology to grade children’s reading books. This third edition has been revised throughout to include the latest developments in the field These resources have been used with a wide range of children and found to be suitable for use with any reading-delayed children, irrespective of cognitive ability and age All activities are accompanied by a set of photocopiable record sheets, a set of pictures, and an appendix of additional activities useful in helping children master a particular skill or to reinforce existing learning The ten sections of activities within the guide include: identification of words and syllables; identification and supply of rhyming words; identification and discrimination of phonemes; and blending, segmentation, deletion, substitution and transposition of phonemes within words.