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Early Words Together for refugee and asylum seeker families

Added 18 Jun 2021 | Updated 22 Dec 21

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Early Words Together for refugees and asylum seekers is an adaptation of our other Early Words Together programmes. It aims to work with families in these communities to support language and communication development of young children.

If you have received training for this programme, you will be able to access everything you need to complement your sessions here.

Early Words Together delivery guide

All practitioners in the project should have received a printed version of this at training. Please contact us if you need another copy.

Early Words Together session plans

Each session plan provides activities to do with children as well as prompts for talking with parents about why these activities are so important, and what parents can do/already do to support their child’s language at home.

Parent take-away sheets

At the end of each session, practitioners will provide parents with take-away sheets with key messages for promoting their child’s learning and simple activities to try at home.

Parent sign-in sheet

Please fill in this log at each parent session so we can record how often parents are attending sessions. You can submit the log to us via email or post at the end of the cycle of sessions.

Family certificates

These can be given out at your final Early Words Together session.

Case study templates

As part of the project, practitioners are asked to complete a case study that captures one of two things:

  1. Your learning as a practitioner
  2. Your observations of a family's journey during the project

You only need to complete one case study template but if you want to do more, please do.

Please ask parents to complete the National Literacy Trust permission form if you would include photos of volunteers, parents and children in your case study.

Parent surveys

Practitioners are asked to help parents complete a survey at the end of the last session. This will help to see if there have been any changes for the parent or child since taking part in Early Words Together.

This work has been made possible by an award from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


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