Confident Talkers

 Confident Talkers – Early Years Conversation Cards

Enable children to listen, share and connect with their peers and adults – available from my online shop

“Why is this special to you?”confident-talkers-cards_page_001

“How do you know when your friends are sad?”

48 conversation cards to help you

  • start meaningful conversations
  • introduce new words and concepts
  • help children to develop active listening skills
  • assist children to think critically – which links to they key characteristics of effective teaching and learning

Links to support Pupil Premium funds.

Another incentive, if you needed one, is that 10% of all sales will be donated to the Jermain Defoe Foundation, set up by the Sunderland FC striker to support homeless, vulnerable and abused young people in both his and Laura’s families’ home country of St Lucia.

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Here are some comments from Early Years Experts, Educators and Parents who have used Laura’s Conversations for Early Years Cards

“You can use different scenarios and objects to set the scene, such as using something the child has created, describing what their lunch tastes like or discussing how they feel about a special event, such as their birthday or other celebration.”
Fi Star-Stone
Parenting Expert

“We also thought about when the cards might be useful … and have started choosing a card or two and challenging ourselves to include the open question prompt during children’s play sessions.”
Sarah Neville
Childminder

“By engaging in conversation, using the questions on the cards as a guide, children can learn to elaborate their sentences – we know there’s a difference between how children communicate with each other and how they use their language skills.”
Amanda Frolich
International Early Years Physical Specialist

“I wanted to look at them through the eyes of a foster carer because I think they have huge potential in supporting foster children to express their thoughts and in making the needs known, as well as generally supporting conversations and language development.”
Penny Webb
Foster Carer and Childminder

“Of course as good practitioners, we use open ended questions, but we could all do with some help to enhance and build on what we do. It’s good to have a different question, which not only help the children to be confident talkers, but confident thinkers too.”
Kim Benham
Owner – Millie’s Pre-school

“We have also used Laura’s Conservation cards and find them a very useful tool to assist us to work with our children to develop their communication skills.”
Anne Doran
Parent