We are delighted to launch our new website in conjunction with the Chatterboxes Programme!
Chatterboxes is a fun and interactive program to help foster language, play and early literacy skills. The 3 different Programmes aim to help children express themselves creatively and gain a greater understanding of the world through language.
Chatterboxes is organised and delivered by Karen O Driscoll, Speech and Language Therapist. During the Programme, Parents, Childcare Staff and Teachers will gain a great understanding of child development.
We aim to develop and foster understanding/comprehension through activities and games, as well as develop oral language skills in a structured and fun environment. The program aims to establish an atmosphere that encourages talk and discussion, and allows children to listen carefully to each other’s contributions, ideas and interests to extend conversations.
Chatterboxes focus on strengthening oral language skills such as negotiating, describing, offering ideas, advice and suggestions. We also aim to give children the language skills used to describe feeling and emotions: story time and narrative development, re-telling events/stories, sequencing games, answering questions, as well as development of vocabulary through learning about the world – myself, my family, my friends and my home.
The Play and interaction skills, such as parallel play, cooperate and pretend play, encourage children to help each other during the activities, as they share skills and knowledge with each other.
Please help us spread the word on encouraging every child to become a Chatterbox!!!