Happy Talk Resources
These are some of the resources contained in the Happy Talk programme. We would love for you to use them. Click below to see resources which are used as part of the Happy Talk Programmes. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Whole Setting Audit
The Whole Setting Audit is a self-assessment tool, administered by the pre-school and crèche staff which assesses the language learning environment of the educational setting.
This is a self reflection tool used by staff to develop the setting under a number of different areas.
Download whole setting audit
Book Area Audit
The Book Area in Early Years setting plays a valuable role in developing children’s communication, and enjoyment of stories and books. In recognition of this and with a view to promoting the improvement of Book Areas in Preschools and Crèches, early years staff undertake an audit of their Book Area.
The Book Area Audit is a self-assessment tool, administered by the Preschool and Crèche staff which assesses the book area of the educational setting.
Download book area audit
Happy Talk recognises the importance of supporting children through transitions. It focuses particularly on the transition from pre-school to the primary school. Happy Talk has produced a transitions tool, the Transition Flower, which may be used by Pre-school staff to share information on the child with the parents and junior infant teacher.
Pre-school staff complete the Transition Flower for each individual child moving on to Junior Infants. The Transition Flower is based on what the staff has observed of the child. It focuses on areas which the child has developed
Download Transition Flower (PDF)
The Happy Talk Communication Wheel is used to discuss the baby’s communication development, to establish where the baby is currently, and what parents can expect next.
Happy Talk Handouts
Happy Talk Books
Happy Talk has developed story books to encourage children and families to read together and visit the library. These books can be found in your local library
Happy Talk Posters
Have fun with rhyme
Turn of Tune in
It's never too early
Say the words the right way
Follow your child's lead
Balancing questions and comments
Happy Talk Calendar
The Happy Talk Calendar is full of fun ideas and games to help families and educators get involved in language development every day. Each month the Happy Talk Calendar promotes activities to promote communication and language development. Every month there is also suggested Rhymes of the Month and Happy Talk Mindful Moments