Early Years


The Early Years resource helps young people to understand, think about and then express their views in a visual way using specially designed communication symbols on 3 topics relating to their Early Years:

My Body and skills – how the child is growing and developing

What I do and my support – the child’s experience of activities and the support they receive

My Wider World – the child’s experience of the communities where they grow up

This makes the GIRFEC and WHO ICF-CY frameworks meaningful and accessible.

(GIRFEC – Getting It Right for Every Child Scotland) (WHO ICF-CY- World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health – Children and Young People

Clear selection

With the Original Resource you get:

  • Textured Mat
  • 3 packs of specially designed communication symbols on My Body and Skills, What I do and my support and My Wider World
  • A set of 8 symbols covering well-being indicators
  • Consulting Children and Young People Early Years Booklet
  • Film clips of people using Talking Mats
  • Talking Mats Book- (A Resource to Enhance Communication)
  • All in a portable Fairtrade bag

With the Digital Resource you have:

  • Access to the specifically designed sets of symbols that you have bought
  • An ability to add in your own images and personalise the conversation to suit the needs of the thinker
  • A personal secure log on
  • Instant reports with a facility to capture the context and nuance of the Mat
  • A filing system that enables you to organise and review your thinkers’ views in a systematic and secure way
  • No limits to the amount number of Mats that can be created and stored

NB To purchase the Digital Talking Mats directly, please email info@talkingmats.com with your request.

You can also buy either of these resources as a part of the Consulting Children and Young People bundle – you’ll get more for your money.