Hometalk is a series of engaging activities and ideas to encourage thoughtful conversations for families and schools. Each free weekly pack has sections for ages 3 – 5, 6 – 9 and 10+.
HomeTalk was launched during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown as a way of supporting parents and teachers during a very difficult time. We have continued to provide it free of charge throughout the pandemic. As life slowly begins to return to some kind of normal, we will now be changing the frequency to monthly, from March 2022.
In December 2022, we decided to pause the monthly compilations of HomeTalk for the time being. We will update further in 2023!
We hope you continue to enjoy using the HomeTalk archive. We would love to hear from you with any comments, requests for potential HomeTalk themes, or to hear about any of the conversations you have resulting from the material.
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A great way to benefit from Thinking Moves and P4C is to have a short, but thoughtful, conversation about an interesting topic. Parents and carers can do it at home with their children, teachers can do it in school with their students. Our HomeTalk packs are full of helpful ideas and activities for all ages ❤️
The HomeTalk archive currently holds over 30 weekly packs covering a wide range of topics including: art, beauty, friendship, inventions, music, nature and some of the Thinking Moves.
P4C is a great way for children to build their reasoning and speaking skills. It’s really important to draw out ideas from your child, rather than planting your ideas in their heads. Questions are the ideal way to do this.
Just 5 minutes of HomeTalk conversation can be valuable and mealtimes are a great time to do this. Download these picture slides and print them off as a conversation starter. There are 6 provocative questions such as: “Do you have to be scared in order to be brave?”
Thinking Moves helps your children build up their thinking skills. They are fun to use and work across all ages from 3 – 15. Visit the Thinking Moves A-Z website here.