Yearly archives: 2021

We were amazed by the quality of entries for our recent ‘make a new word for English’ competition. That 8 to 11 year olds could be so inventive with language was heartening. Some of our favourite entries were: yayday                   The best day […]

Inventing words

To access learning, to build relationships and to develop emotional understanding, children need to have words. Now, perhaps more than ever there is an awareness that for children to reach their potential, they need a well-developed vocabulary. For over 10 years the Word Aware approach has been helping teachers to […]

Vocabulary for every learner

Children and young people’s language development is important for their emotional development, behaviour and mental health. We often see problems starting between children and young people because of verbal misunderstandings and problems with managing their emotions. These can then escalate because they can’t negotiate or repair the miscommunication. Sometimes things […]

Why did we write Language for Behaviour and Emotions?