In case you weren’t aware Fink Cards teamed up with Reading Matters to create a set of cards to help improve literacy, build confidence, that are fun and easy to use and are suitable for all ages. The idea of these cards is to use the with individuals and groups to expand vocabulary and develop language and communication skills.
Reading Matters is a UK charity and they improve reading skills. They have a vision of the future in which all children and young people have the reading skills and confidence they need to get the most out of life and our mission is to help them to reach their potential by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers. They provide literacy support training to adults, young people, children, educational professionals and parents and carers, and manage networks of volunteer Reading Mentors and Reading Leaders in schools and other settings.
Reading is important because words – spoken and written – are the building blocks of life. Reading develops our minds, our creativity and imagination and is how we gather new ideas and insights, gaining the knowledge and power to make our own decisions. Through reading we can go anywhere in the world and be whoever we want to be; the possibilities are endless.
This year I’ll be attending Reading Matters Conference which is called ‘Bringing Literacy to Life.’
The conference is aimed at head teachers, teachers and practitioners across the key stages, librarians and all those with an interest in developing the literacy skills of children and young people.
There is a great line up of confirmed speakers and workshops by a mixture of different people, myself included. The day will be chaired by Rachel Kelly, Chief Executive of Reading Matters.
I’m so excited to share these Fink Cards with you and to get them out there into your hands!
We are pleased to announce that Brook, the leading sexual health charity for young people, will publish a new conversation card deck to help young people talk about Health, Well being and Happiness.
The cards are to be called My Life, My Way – Health, Wellbeing and Happiness Conversations with Young People will be written by Helen Corteen, head of Well being at Brook with support from Simon Blake, the Chief Executive. Brook is the leading charity specialising in sexual health and well being, and have been working with young people on the issues that are important to them for them for more than 50 years. Their mission is to enable all young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm.Read more
Why are we so surprised when children cheat? Did we not all do it; if there is a quicker way to do something won’t we all give it a go? It is human nature to find a quicker way of doing something that uses less energy but gets the same results. Back in our cave days it made lots of sense for us to do this. However morally, it leaves us with an issue as parents. How do we get the point across about teaching without putting our children off trying things in a quicker more efficient way? Read more
It was so funny the other day as I experienced the stark reality of most people’s view of young people. One of my pals, known her for ages, put out an innocent request on Facebook asking for parents of teens to get in touch because she wanted to discuss something. What she got back was amazing; most were wishing her the best, telling her how awful things were and it would get better, others giving her masses of advice on boundaries, etc. and I think there was even a few lock ‘em up ’til they’re 21 type of comments….I simply asked what was up and lets chat. Read more
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