Talk and Play

Talk and Play Project

The collaboration between I CAN, EasyPeasy and four local authorities will help early years providers to ensure that they have the skills and tools they need to support children’s speech, language and communication development at a time when many children will be returning to early years settings after a prolonged absence. The project will also enable parents to support their children’s play and language development at home. This initiative comes at a critical time where some children have been out of early education for several months and could be disproportionally falling behind with their communication and language development.

Early Talk

Early Talk 0-5 - Supporting Communication and Language is aimed at early years/pre-school practitioners who want to increase their knowledge of the approaches and strategies that can be used in settings to support the development of speech, language and communication in children aged 0-5.

EasyPeasy

EasyPeasy is a 20 week digital programme that improves early childhood development through increasing positive parent-child interactions and learning at home. Designed for families with children aged 2-5 years old, EasyPeasy offers parents a bank of games to play with their children. The games contain crucial information on child development and are demonstrated through short videos with real families. Games are designed by experts to promote positive interactions and to support the EYFS Early Learning Goals, with a particular focus on language and communication.

Early Talk Boost

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention.

What we would expect from settings:
  • Identification of staff to attend training
  • Staff time to deliver ETB intervention
  • Hosting parent workshops
  • Recruitment and support of parents signing up to the EasyPeasy App
What I CAN and EasyPeasy would provide
  • All materials and resources for ET and ETB fully funded
  • Access to EasyPeasy App, training and feedback on recruitment, retention and engagement of families provided with matched funding
  • The support of an Associate Speech and Language Advisor to facilitate the implementation
  • Regular reports and updates to the nominated lead within the authority
What you need to do next: 
  • Your local authority should have been in touch to inform you about the process and what is included.
  • If you want to book any training for you or your setting, please use the links on the drop down boxes below.
  • More information about the various aspects of the project can be found in the tabs below, but if you have any specific questions please email info@ican.org.uk.

 

 

Sign-up to our programmes below

  • Early Talk Boost

    Please click the below links to book yourself or your setting on to an online webinar with our our licensed Tutors: If you are from Wandsworth please follow this link, Wandsworth booking form and if you are from Essex follow this link, Essex booking form. You are able to sign up as an individual, or you can sign up one person per setting. Training sessions are limited to 15 places per session, but this can be flexible if needed. You will find a range of dates available. We have tried to offer flexible sessions that work best for staff to attend, morning and afternoons  sessions. 

    Once you have booked on to a training session, please remember to complete your pre-course activities - details of which can be found on this website.

  • Early Talk

    Please click the below link to book yourself or your setting on to an online webinar with our our licensed Tutors. You are able to sign up as an individual, or you can sign up to four staff per setting. Training sessions are limited to 15 places per session, but this can be flexible if needed. Below you will find a range of dates available. We have tried to offer flexible sessions that work best for staff to attend, morning, afternoons and twilight sessions. 

    Note: The booking link will be available in December.

    Once you have booked on to a training session, please remember to complete your pre-course activities - details of which can be found on this website.

  • EasyPeasy

    EasyPeasy will contact your setting directly to organise your account set-up on their app. But, if you have any further questions please contact Stephanie Coleman on the email below:

    steph@easypeasyapp.com

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