Early Words Together for London

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Early Words Together for London helps parents support their young child’s literacy and language development.

About the programme

Early Words Together for London will work in three areas of London; focusing on the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in year one. Last year, 1 in 4 (27.5%) children in Barking and Dagenham started school without the literacy skills expected for their age.

Early Words Together for London has been designed with adaptions to support children at three different stages of their development: ages 2, 3 and 4 to 5 years. Through the programme, parents learn simple daily activities such as shared reading, songs and mark-making.

Early Words Together for London is delivered in two ways: face-to-face, where nursery practitioners are trained to work with small groups of families for five to six weeks, and through digital content, where practitioners and families access videos supporting the programme.

Our Small Talk website further supports parents, adding an extra boost to the activities taking place in the settings. It also engages harder to reach families who may be facing barriers accessing the nursery sessions, such as low confidence, scheduling and transport issues.

Resources

We have lots of downloadable resources for schools and settings delivering Early Words Together for London.

  • EWT @2

    Early Words Together at Two resources

    We have a number of resources available for settings delivering Early Words Together at Two.
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    Early Words Together at Three resources

    Resources to support schools to run Early Words Together at Three.
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  • EWT

    Early Words Together for 4-5 resources

    This page contains all the additional resources you will need to run Early Words Together for children aged for 4 to 5.
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Digital resources

We have videos to support practitioners delivering Early Words Together sessions in their settings, as well as a range of resources for parents on our Small Talk website.

  • EWT2 Leicester

    Videos for practitioners

    These six videos show practitioners delivering Early Words Together sessions in their settings.
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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is a new project which helps parents turn the activities they are already doing with their child every day into new opportunities to build their child’s language...
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