At an Awards Ceremony in London on 14th May, Professor Cathy Nutbrown was presented with the ESRC Award for research which had an Outstanding Impact in Society (research that has made a contribution benefiting society more widely or a specific group of the public) for her Framework for Early Literacy Development with Parents project.
The ORIM network launched on
The Early Childhood Unit (ECU) at the National Children's Bureau has developed training based on its successful partnership project with the University of Sheffield, and Oldham and Sheffield local authorities. Funding from the DfE National Prospectus Grant (2013-2015) will enable a national roll out of free training. Bookings will begin mid-April. Click here for more details.
The Sheffield REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) Project began in 1995 and was the largest preschool literacy intervention study in the UK. Central to the REAL project programme was the ORIM (Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction, Model) Framework. It is designed to think about ways in which families can help children’s early literacy development.
This website provides:
It includes original materials from the project developed in 1997 and work carried out since.
The ORIM framework is based around parents providing four things for their children: Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction and Models of literacy (Parents’ roles in children’s literacy development). It also focuses attention on four key strands of literacy: environmental print, books, early writing and aspects of oral language (ORIM: A framework for practice).
Use the links at the top of the page or the grid below to find resources.