Many Childcare Staff report that they are not as confident as they would like to be in knowing what children should be doing at different ages and stages, how to support good language skills and how to spot those children who may be struggling.
Chatterboxes has been developed with this in mind our aim is to offer Childcare staff training before the children start the Chatterboxes programme and also we aim to educate parents on what they can do at home to encourage a language rich environment for their child.
Language is vital in order to learn, make friends and feel confident. Poor Language skills puts children at risk of poor reading and writing, poor behaviour, poor exam results and falling behind in school.
We have recently completed Chatterboxes with a class of 15 children who were in Junior Infants where teachers were struggling to start the curriculum as the children’s language skills were so poor. Ensuring Children’s language skills are where they should be for their age will make the transition into primary school easier for not only the child but also the teacher’s who are trying to complete the curriculum with your child.
If you would like more information on our programmes for early year educators please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to discuss your specific requirements