Developing Confident Talking in Early Years

February 28 - March 1, 2017


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Participating Schools

American International School Chennai

American International School of Johannesburg

American School of Bombay

British School Jakarta

EtonHouse International Pre-School Thomson

Harrow International School Hong Kong

Renaissance International School Saigon

Shanghai American School

Stamford American International School

Taipei European School

The Bridge School, Philippines

Yew Chung International School (Shanghai)


Given below is a compilation of participants' response to the following query on the Workshop Evaluation Form:  

"Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately"


  • Definition of shy, quiet, silent phase clarified

  • Awareness of adult language

  • Children talk best what they already know

  • Skills to deal with quiet and dominant children

  • Parent play 

  • Planted adult

  • Say what you mean

  • Not trying to make shy kids noisy

  • The art activity in which you keep adding materials gradually

  • How to deal with selective mutism

  • Sustained shared thinking 

  • What is needed for children to develop language

  • Large scale table top creations

  • Book corner

  • Right usage of praises

  • Managing interrupters

  • Reduce anxiety level for shy children