Talk For Boys
Boys are falling behind in literacy. Last year alone, 80,000 boys in England started reception class struggling to speak in sentences or follow instructions.
Save the Children 2016
Based on research from the University of Bristol, ‘The Lost Boys: How boys are falling behind in their early years’ ﬁnds that being behind on the ﬁrst day of school is often an indicator that these boys will stay behind, potentially for life.
The ‘Talk for Boys’ chatta resource and training provide guidance for practitioners who want to know what works for boys in Early Years settings by:
• Utilising boys fascinations and learning preferences as a starting point for planning
• Providing an environment for opportunities for exploration and curiosity
• Using chatta’s unique approach to capture the experiences which focus on boys’ interests and link these to diﬀerent types of talk