Let the (speech) games begin!

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Hello! We are very excited to say that we have added another free, downloadable game to the Resources section of the Clickety Books website.

So click here to get started with 'Clickety Stepping Stones'. Simply download, print and have fun. If you have a laminator, even better!

Alternatively, you can use the pictures as lovely little posters to decorate a room or classroom.

Let us know how you get on! We like pretending the stones are over muddy, boggy swamp. Yuk!

New speech therapy resources from Clickety Books

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Welcome to the future...ish.

The boffins at Clickety HQ have finally gone digital and added downloadable content to the book shop.

Have a look!

To give children, parents, carers, teachers, professionals and speech and language therapists even more range, we have launched The Mini Series.

The Mini Series are small, but perfectly formed poems and audio files that each focus on specific sound targets.

So you get all the Clickety goodness is a small, bargain priced package.

There are 10 new titles to kick off the series and several more scheduled for release over the coming weeks.

Enjoy!

"A fabulous opportunity to help children to develop their speech sound system"

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talking-tots

Spirits are high at Clickety HQ after receiving a glowing recommendation from Talking Tots.

They are best described by the blurb on their homepage.

“Talking Tots is the UK’s original and favourite provider of fun, interactive classes that gently boost preschool children’s communication and social skills. Our friendly and exciting classes can help all children develop some of life’s most important skills: concentration and attention, making learning easier, self-esteem and social confidence, vital for making new friends, pre-literacy skills, helping pave the way for reading and writing, communication skills, helping little ones express themselves and sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get along better."

Basically, everything that Clickety stands for and believes in.

So we are utterly delighted to read the following post on the Talking Tots HQ blog.

Given the collective experience of the personnel involved, to read “Clickety books - an essential for your child's collection” is particularly heartening.

As you know, we strongly believe that our books should be fun, first and foremost, regardless of a children’s speech ability. The books should be flexible enough to find a way of entertaining.

With this in mind, the following quote made our day.

What blew us away was the reaction of the children in our Sparklers (3 – 5 year olds) class who generally don’t have speech & language difficulties. They howled with laughter at the funny antics of the characters, the wacky humour and most of all … they loved joining in the repetitive chants (at the top of their voices!)."

Jake the snake is baking up an enormous cake to celebrate.

Coming soon to Fun Kids radio

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Fun Kids

We are celebrating at Clickety HQ as we have some great news.

We are coming soon to Fun Kids; the best radio station for children on the planet.

This means that Corky, Jake, Erica, Lucky and Jacqueline will share the airwaves with such giants as Horrid Henry, Thomas the Tank Engine, Miffy and Angelina Ballerina.

Check us out on the Fun Kids homepage.

We'll be in the Giggle slot, between 9 and 1. We'll post up scheduling times as soon as we get them.

As it's a digital station, you can even listen online and on your smartphone and what have you, if that's your bag.

Now go enjoy your weekends Clickeroos.

'The School Run' reviews Jacqueline the Black Alpaca

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The School Run
 

We are delighted to get a thumbs up in The School Run's February Book Club.

The School Run is an excellent website / forum / resource for parents and we cannot reccomend highy enough (especially after this decent review...ahem).

Here are the best bits:

"After a couple of times reading [Jacqueline the Black Alpaca]  he soon picked up the chorus and he read it to me. We read the book first and then listened to the CD and we both loved it!"

"The illustrations are good and the writing is clear which is good for a for a child learning to read."

"Rik Mayall really adds to the fun of this book. The way he reads it really appealed to my children."

Full review of Jacqueline the Black Alpaca.