Book Week, more than the costume!

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Book Week is coming and everyone is planning what to wear, but Book Week is not just about the costume!  Book Week is designed to celebrate the very important role books play in children’s lives. Books play a very important … Continue reading

Helping Preschool Stuttering

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Are you looking for support for a young child who stutters? The Lidcombe program may be what you need. It has been developed in Australia through many years of research and is now used all over the world, and it … Continue reading

Stuttering 101

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Stuttering or dysfluency is something that most people have heard of but may not fully understand. There are many myths around stuttering. Stuttering is not related to the child’s personality or intelligence and is not caused by the way parents interact … Continue reading

Art Therapy 101

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Children love art but did you know that art can be more than just a fun way to fill in some time. When children work with a qualified art therapist are can be a way to improve a person’s physical, … Continue reading

Games for Travelling

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Are you travelling back from holidays with the kids, or even just stuck inside during the wet weather? Families spend lots of time in the car, whether for a day trip or on a longer adventure or just to appointments … Continue reading

Holiday language fun

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Holidays are a great time for doing fun activities with kids. Why not use these activities to develop language and literacy skills. Younger children almost seem to “forget” their literacy skills over the holiday break. Older kids can benefit from … Continue reading

Eating challenges

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Eating is an easy, enjoyable and natural thing for most children, but for some eating can be hard. They may struggle to manage food or avoid eating. There are many reasons why eating can be hard for kids.  A number … Continue reading

Learning to eat

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Learning to eat is a complex process and children develop the skills they need gradually over time. Below is a list of the skills children develop at different ages and some ideas for helping children learn these skills. Children with … Continue reading

Learning to manage emotions

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Understanding and managing emotions is an important part of our social development, which impacts on our ability to relate to others as well as to regulate our own behaviour. Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need … Continue reading

Language for Literacy

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At Talking Matters we know learning literacy skills is crucial for school success. We also know that literacy is challenging for many of the children we support who have developmental challenges. Find out how you can support your child to … Continue reading