have you used ORIM with under 2s?

If so - and you'd like to share your local practice of using ORIM with parents of under 2s, then please read on:

message from NCB’s Early Childhood Unit:

‘The Early Childhood Unit at the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is being funded by the DfE for a project called Making it REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy).  The project uses the ORIM framework and Making it REAL materials to support parents’ confidence in helping their young children (aged 2-5) learn. 

We have been asked to explore how ORIM is being used to support parents’ understanding of children’s development under the age of 2.  This interest has arisen naturally from practitioners as they go on home visits and meet younger siblings.  We know that the ORIM framework is a central element of the Peep Learning Together Programme and that the Programme is widely used in work with parents with children under 2.  We also know that the Learning Together Programme is used in both group work and in one-to-one work with parents/carers.  So we have asked Peeple to work with us to find examples of the good practice that is already happening.

If you would be prepared to share your experience of using ORIM with parents and children from birth to 2 – particularly supporting language, use of books, rhymes and songs, physical development and making marks - then we would love to hear from you.
We would work with you to develop a practice example to share with others (probably online), and can offer you a small amount of funding or book tokens in return for your time.

Please contact hwheeler@ncb.org.uk by the end of February 2017 if you’re interested in sharing your ORIM experience with us.'

Follow the link to find out more about Making it REAL.