BLAST is Boosting Language Auditory Skills and Talking. BLAST 1 is designed for all children in nursery aged from 3-4. BLAST works on the underpinning skills needed for language, communication and literacy – turn taking, discrimination, listening, attention and social communication as well as developing basic language skills both receptively and expressively.
BLAST 2 is designed for all children in reception aged from 4-5. BLAST 2 works on the underpinning skill needed for reading via a phonics approach which is known as Phonological Awareness. It also works on the skills need to acquire, retain and access new vocabulary and to learn and store vocabulary in an organised way.