communication skills when they are out and about this Summer.
Summer Talk, available from www.hello.org.uk/resources, includes fun and ‘easy to do’ activities
for trips to the zoo, park and museum. It also contains games and challenges to keep kids
entertained on car journeys and at home.
Partners from across the country have provided the activities as part of their support of Hello. One partner, Fink, has created a month‐long calendar of activities in support of the Hello August
theme of ‘Talk and Go’. This includes a free activity and conversation booklet for the summer
holidays, tips and expert blogs from the likes of parenting expert Sue Atkins all available from
Fink is run by mother of four, Lisa Warner who I met at the 2009 mumpreneur awards, and the company provides question cards to encourage conversation within the family to ensure children become confident communicators. Alison Marrs, Professional Advisor for the Hello campaign, says; “This August is the perfect time for families to spend time together going out and about. At the Hello campaign, we know just how important family time is for children’s development. “We want to support families to develop children’s communication skills when they are out and about. Summer Talk includes a range of games and activities that are fun and easy to do whilst at the same time encouraging children’s communication skills. A huge thank you to all of our partners for contributing their brilliant ideas and activities. ”
Lisa Warner, founder of Fink Cards, says; “Fink stands for Family Interaction Nurtures Kids and we
are on a mission to get people talking. We are delighted to partner with the Hello campaign as we
both believe passionately that communication is the key to a successful and happy life. For the
whole of August Fink will be supporting Hello with fantastic blogs from experts, tips, advice and
much much more.” Lisa gave me a set of cards back in 2009 and I've been using them for a variety of purposes both clinically and for fun.
During August, Fink are offering 50% of any order when HELLO is quoted online at