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Interview With SEN Resources

Nikky

I'm working away from home at the moment with very little time for blog-writing, so this week I'm posting my recent interview with SEN Resources - and here's a link to their page: https://senresourcesblog.com . Hope you enjoy it.

INTERVIEW WITH NIKKY SMEDLEY ON PLAYING LAALAA IN TELETUBBIES TO WRITING HER NEW BOOK ‘CREATE, PERFORM, TEACH!’
I was a bit star struck this week, Nikky Smedley who played the Teletubby Laalaa (my favourite childhood TV character) kindly agreed to answer some questions I had about her new book. When I found out that she had written ‘Create, Perform, Teach!‘ I was intrigued as to how she moved from children TV to the education sector.

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Create, Perform, Teach! is a fantastic book. It helps to inspire early years practitioners to engage children through creativity and performance methods. Nikky Smedley provides practical advice and ideas of how to do this covering everything from puppetry to music and dance!

We loved how easy to read the book was, its range of brilliant ideas and how these ideas will ultimately help children to develop a range of important skills such as speech and language, creativity and gross motor skills.
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Best Days of your Life?

Nikky

How well do you remember your own school days? What are the things you remember most powerfully? Do you feel in touch with your own childhood? Does the remembering make you feel good or bad?

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Child Power

Nikky

Earlier this year, the Guardian newspaper held an experiment where several families gave up the rules laid down by parents, and handed the power over to the children.

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It’s a fascinating read, and there are many parallels with what children and young people have been telling me via the How to Speak Child interviewing project.
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Name Your Demon

Nikky

It makes a difference, what you call the things you hate or fear. And the language you use will rub off on your children and the young people with whom you come into contact.

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Ba ba-ba?

Nikky

How much communication do you think it’s possible to have with a relatively brand new baby?

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