Practitioner Toolbox

Motor Mouth

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Let people say what they want to say

The tools in this toolbox were selected by Adele Dickinson, Geographical Team Leader, to help childcare users and provider open up discussion and debate on key challenges, issues and opportunities they face.

Intended for: Community Crèches, Parent Groups, Childcare Advisors

The tools can help these groups address problems and move forward in positive ways with services and practice. They are particularly suited to less experienced workers, helping bring out important discussions about challenging situations, building confidence and encouraging creative thinking.

For example:

  • Parental /​Staff workshops, first choosing the tools they’d like to use as a group to encourage participation and then using the chosen tools to open discussion without feeling judged or having copious amounts of writing.
  • In team development sessions to support and address working with other professionals, staff, Teenagers and hard to reach families, challenging ‘the norm’ and giving an equal voice to all participants through use of the tools to share their creative ideas and experiences.
Encouraging and Celebrating Idea Sharing in Teams
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Celebrate successes and reflect on challenges
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Be more adventurous with how you reach out to your communities
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A fun and simple way for volunteers and coordinators to capture their stories of impact.
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Make sure jobs get done even when things change
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Test out your ideas and see which stick
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Encouraging staff to leave their comfort zone and think creatively
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Don’t let the little issues get in the way of the big picture
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Target control is a way to get young people to think about how they can gain more control over the things that frustrate them and make changes in their life.
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Leapfrog Practitioner Toolboxes, like Motor Mouth, have been designed by individuals who use Leapfrog tools and want to share tools within their organisations and beyond.