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Making Those Important Links with 1Decision

Ensuring strong connections and positive communication between settings, parents, and care providers is critical for your early years’ to flourish. In this placed content, 1Decision share some of the tools that can support you in making the links and ensuring Positive Parental Partnerships.

Making the links

You may have already heard about the Rainbow Drops? If not, you can view our very short trailer here:

Our early years portal is expanding very quickly, and we have recently added a huge range of animations, phonics videos, flash cards, mini yoga and read-to-me books with subtitles, which look at important topics such as grief, managing a worry and more.

To support children and Early Years providers further we have been working very hard to create a parent/carer app to bridge the gap between school and home/community. Our app will be available via the app store and google play over the next two- three weeks.

Introducing the Rainbow Smart App

The Rainbow Smart App has been created together with practitioners and teachers, professional researchers, and children to create the perfect app to support learning at home. The content is updated every month and is suitable for 3-7-year-olds.

Red, Green, Blue and their friends live in a very busy and complicated world, similar to ours! Every day they learn more about the world around them, how to behave positively, overcome problems, manage their feelings and so much more. The Rainbow Drops are designed to resemble children and the problems they may face as they grow with clear and realistic solutions to aid each scenario.

Throughout the animations, read-to-me stories, mindfulness videos and flash cards (to support vocabulary), this app will support your little ones in their social and emotional development.

Rainbow Smart supports children to:

· manage their emotions

· develop empathy

· read and solve problems

· manage and control stress

· behave appropriately

· create healthy relationships

· develop resilience and more!

How to use the app:

The app consists of four areas, making it super easy for all children to navigate. Each area provides free access to content and there is also an opportunity to subscribe to additional resources. Our affordable full subscription will provide access to all the Rainbow Smart resources.

Read-To-Me Books:

Children can read along with the Rainbow Drops, learning valuable vocabulary to help their personal, social and emotional development further. All books focus on real life scenarios within school, home, and the community e.g. a child getting glasses for the first time or learning about how all families are special and unique.

Cartoons:

Our delightful, high quality animations bring our storybooks to life. These are short animations all with a specific theme linked to real life scenarios with the aim of developing your child’s visual learning. Please discuss the content with your child to monitor their learning.

Mindfulness Videos:

The discussion of mental health is important to all of us, and our mindfulness videos have been specially created to support young children in developing and monitoring their mental health. These videos take children on a journey through a short mindfulness story and can be used throughout the day or alternatively at bedtime. Your child may need support when using for the first time.

Flash Cards:

We have created over 200 flashcards to support children in their communications, particularly when communicating their feelings and emotions. These flash cards will also aid your little ones with pronunciation and spelling, perfect for the little ones. Young children will need parent/carer support when using the flashcards until familiar.

We look forward to sharing our rainbow Smart app with you very soon.

Contact Us: If you would like any support with our app, please contact us here:

https://www.1decision.co.uk/contact-us

If you are looking for a bank of resources for your early years setting, you can access a free trial via our website: https://www.1decision.co.uk/early-years