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Welcome to our Building Vocabulary training page

This webpage includes all of the resources that you will need for our Building Vocabulary training course, including resources that you can take away and use afterwards  when working with children.

Preparing for the training

Important information:   Please read/print these  Instructions before the training day as it includes information about how to access the training from your device.

The link below will allow you to download the powerpoint  presentation that will be used during the training.  Some past participants have found it is useful to save a copy or print it out so that you can add your own notes as the session is delivered.

Powerpoint Presentation

Resources to use after the training

During the training, we will demonstrate some games and activities. The resources below can be downloaded for you to use when supporting children to develop their vocabulary

Here is the link to our own website which includes a toolkit of vocabulary resources    Barnsley speech therapy website

Games ideas

Ideas for semantic-phonological games

Bathroom Name Game

Wolves Name Game 

Word webs

Word finding difficulties pack 1

Word finding difficulties pack 2

Category resources










Wild animals


Additional resources

These links below will take you to useful handouts  and  Youtube videos

Defining and exploring words – Video

Learning and remembering new words – Video

Learning new words – handout

Helping children with vocabulary – Video

Hanen advice handout



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