Word Aware Early Years is a structured early years setting approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. It is in-line with the EYFS's and UK Government's latest focus on school readiness and communication in early years children.
Focussed on whole setting learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Language Delay, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all the children at a universal level.
This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy key-workers and SENCo's to develop receptive and expressive language and vocabulary skills.
Word Aware has been developed by combining up to date research with extensive classroom experience. Authors Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan have been using this approach and training many practitioners since 2010. The end product is an effective and time efficient method for developing the spoken and written vocabulary of all young children. It has been enthusiastically received by numerous pre-schools and SENCo's across the country.
I am an accredited Word Aware Trainer in both the school-age and early years courses.
I can run twilight evening training or inset day training for your setting. Please contact me for more information.
Upcoming event - I will be running a Word Aware: Teaching Vocabulary in the Early Years: Introductory Course in 2020 in Chippenham. Date to be confirmed. Please contact me to register an interest in this event.