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Nottinghamshire/East Midlands trainers: What have you got planned for 2013? Contact me.
You may be interested to hear that Ci2eye's very own Judith Twani and her 'African Connections, husband Siya are leading a workshop at Happy Talk: Language and Communication in the Early Years event taking place on Saturday 12th. May 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham:
'Let's talk about... me!' Supporting children's ability to communicate about their homes, families and cultures weaving in connections with the revised EYFS. Exploring identity - getting the participants involved in talking about who they think they are and how they describe themselves. Looking at how we can encourage children to talk about what is important to them using Treasure boxes/Culture boxes. Demonstrating how a box of objects and photos of things special to someone can encourage a lot of discussion.
Meet Judith and Siya along with Katrice Horsley, National Storytelling Laureate, Michael Jones ... and be inspired to move your own training to heigher heights.
'Katalyst Tales' - Katrice Horsley has worked widely as a storyteller and educator and is a director of the Midlands-based Traditional Arts Foundation. On receiving the news and accepting her appointment as the nation’s second ever National Storytelling Laureate, Katrice Horsley said, “My toes are curled up to the sky with joy and I look forward to making my contribution.” 'Storyshaping' - Julia Damassa (as seen on Dragon’s Den, 2010). Practical Pre-School Awards, “It promoted the development of language, literacy and communication skills, as well as creativity, imagination, and personal, social and emotional development through building confidence and self-esteem." Winner of the 2009/10 Nasen Award for Inclusive Primary Classroom Resource and top in Scholastic’s "Ten of the best - Creative writing resources.”
‘Supporting quiet children' - Michael Jones, Early Years trainer and writer with a background in Speech and Language Therapy and teaching. Michael was an Early Language Consultant on the national 'Every Child a Talker' project.Why are some children confident and happy talkers at home, but very quiet or totally silent in our Early Years settings and school? Are they shy? Very quiet? Or do they have Selective Mutism? We will explore this much-neglected subject, and how making positive links with home can be the first step to confident talking. 'Double speak' how twins develop their language - Janet O'Keefe. Language development in twins from 0-5 years including tips on support and when to refer on. ‘Ready Steady Drum!’ – supporting children and staff through music - expert percussionist Sarah Westwood, will introduce you to her highly successful drumming programme for Early Years, using nothing more than beautifully coloured washing up bowls and drumsticks for small hands. Great fun for all, ‘Ready Steady Drum!’ provides an inspiring musical foundation for children, and is strongly linked to language development, numeracy, physical co-ordination and social skills. A very accessible programme that provides a welcome boost to staff confidence with music-leading.
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