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Speech, Language & Communication

Colourful Semantics have a wealth of resources for free to support early language ans sentence construction.


What is Colourful Semantics?


Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is aimed at helping children to develop their grammar but it is rooted in the meaning of words (semantics).


Colourful semantics reassembles sentences by cutting them up into their thematic roles and then colour codes them.


The approach has 4 key colour-coded stages. There are further stages for adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions and negatives.

  1. WHO – Orange
  2. WHAT DOING – Yellow
  3. WHAT – Green
  4. WHERE – Blue

The Communication Trust has many links to different resources for parents as well as schools (some free) as well as offering some free training which is very interesting:

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.

Check out the most popular FREE content from Speech and Language Kids


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The following links are to good activities to get your child talking and answering questions based on a real life scene:

Inference Question Cards Cafe Scene Birthday Party Scene
Beach Party Scene BBQ Scene Emotions Questions