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Speaking, Listening & Understanding:
Games for Young Children

by Catherine Delamain & Jill Spring

Item: 9780863884337

Format: Spiral bound
Pages: 312

Winner of the Primary Books category at the 2004 Education Resources Awards and Highly Commended in the Books for Learning Teaching category of the 2004 TES/NASEN Special Needs Book Awards. Written by two experienced speech & language therapists who have worked extensively alongside mainstream teachers, this book provides activities that are both teacher and child friendly. It contains a collection of graded games and activities designed to foster the speaking, listening and understanding skills of children aged from 5 to 7 years.

The activities are divided into two main areas: Understanding Spoken Language: Following Instructions; Getting the Main Idea; Thinking Skills; Developing Vocabulary; Understanding Inference. Using Spoken Language: Narrating; Describing; Explaining; Predicting; Playing with Words.

  • Each activity has a clear aim, simple instructions, and requires minimal equipment.
  • Activities may be carried out by teachers, classroom assistants or volunteers.
  • Incorporates user-friendly opportunities for assessment, target setting and evaluation.
  • Includes photocopiable material to support the activities.
  • Many of the activities can be used by speech language therapists, and the book can be used as an effective part of a speech and language programme.
  • Promotes the skills outlined in Speaking and Listening in the English National Curriculum Key Stage One.


  • Preface and Introduction
  • How to Use this Book
  • Receptive Language Activities
  • Expressive Language Activities
  • Activity Resources
  • Optional Record Sheets

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