Happy Talk Resources
Happy Talk Resources
These are some of the resources contained in the Happy Talk Manual…we would love for you to use them. Just click on the underlined titles to see the manuals in PDF format. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
The Whole Setting Audit is a self-assessment tool, administered by the pre-school and crèche staff which assesses the current situation in the setting.
This is a self reflection tool used by staff to develop the setting under a number of different areas.
The Book Area in Early Years setting plays a valuable role in developing children’s communication, and enjoyment of stories and books. In recognition of this and with a view to promoting the improvement of Book Areas in pre-schools and crèches, early years staff undertake an audit of their Book Area.
The Book Area Audit is a self-assessment tool, administered by the pre-school and crèche staff which assesses the current situation under a number of areas
Happy Talk recognises the importance of supporting children through transitions. It focuses particularly on the transition from pre-school to the primary school. Happy Talk has produced a transitions tool, the Transition Flower, which may be used by Pre-school staff to share information on the child with the parents and junior infant teacher.
Pre-school staff complete the Transition Flower for each individual child moving on to Junior Infants. The Transition Flower is based on what the staff has observed of the child. It focuses on areas which the child has developed
The Happy Talk Communication Wheel is used to discuss the baby’s communication development, to establish where the baby is currently, and what parents can expect next.
Happy Talk Posters
Happy Talk Handouts
- Babble With Your Baby
- Borrow a Book
- Food Fun
- Fun With Stuff
- Games for Babies
- Help Me Learn to Listen
- Ideas for Encouraging Symbolic Play
- Ideas for Pretend Play
- Learning New Words
- Reading Books With Your Child
- Rhyme Time Voices and Games
- Using A Monster Box to Play Sorting at Home
Happy Talk Newsletters
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