What’s your Chatta story?
What is your story? Everyone has one. No two stories are the same. There are over 7 billion people in this world and everyone has a different story.
Each of us has a family tree full of stories inside of us… Each of us has a story blossoming out of us.
— Francesca Lia Block, Award winning author
The more chatta grows the more stories chatta tells, and every chatta story is different. Chatta tells its own story. The common theme in every chatta story includes empowered and inspired early years practitioners, parents and carers connected and supporting the development of their children in the best possible ways and above all children who are loving life and learning who are really learning to talk about it.
We cannot think without language, we cannot process experience without story.
— Christina Baldwin, Author
As adults we model storytelling all of the time as we describe and explain what we do, how we feel, what we want and where we are going. Every story has a starting point, a middle, an ending and a sequence. chatta links children’s stories to their learning and experiences. chatta training ensures practitioners understand how the unique chatta process seamlessly maximises every opportunity for sharing spoken language.
Strong evidence and research tells us that children who are able to tell their own stories and explain what they have done make the best progress in reading, writing and educational attainment as they progress through school. This is what chatta enables young children to do, very quickly and in all areas of learning.
Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do.
— Dan Harmon, scriptwriter
Results of a year long independent trial of the chatta process, chatta training and resources concluded that chatta made a “marked and significant” impact on children’s development in spoken language. 100% of children whose learning was supported by the chatta approach made better than expected progress, double the proportion in a control group. chatta works and continually achieves the aim of ensuring children are speaking fluently and in sentences as they begin school.
So! What’s your story? How has chatta helped the children you work with? How has the practice and impact of the work of practitioners been improved? How have parents responded to chatta? We’d love you to share your chatta story. If you’d like to get in touch: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to find out more about chatta or to get started with chatta training for your colleagues and staff please get in touch and we will be delighted help you begin your chatta journey.