Why kids need play!

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Play is a vital part of learning and developing as a child.  Parents who understand the importance of play, offer their child quality, age appropriate play experiences and take time to play with their child are helping their child to … Continue reading

Best of 2016!

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2016 has been a busy year. Every week we have shared information with the families and colleagues we work with; as well as parents and professionals all over the world; to help kids learn and develop to their potential. We … Continue reading

Book Week, All About Stories!

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The theme for this years Book Week is “Australia, Story Country”. Stories play and important part in child’s learning both at school in terms of learning literacy and at home in terms of learning language skills.  So why are stories … Continue reading

Top Toddler Xmas toys

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Santa is getting ready for the Talking Matters party tomorrow and Christmas is coming soon. Parents often ask what are good toys to buy as gifts for toddlers. Toys can vary enormously in price and quality. Sometimes complex and expensive … Continue reading

Give books for Xmas

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Parents often ask what are good ideas for things to get their child for Christmas to help develop their learning and development. Including some books in your child’s stocking gives them a lasting gift which is valuable for so many … Continue reading

10 reasons to celebrate Dad!

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Tomorrow is Father’s Day so today’s post looks at why Dad’s are important to kids in all kinds of ways. You probably don’t need an excuse to celebrate the dad in your family but here are 10 reasons anyway, based … Continue reading

Talk with me – from the beginning!

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Speech Pathology week is coming soon, and we love this year’s theme “Talk with me” so much we are celebrating all month, starting at the beginning with babies and toddlers. Babies are born pre-programmed to tune into the speech around … Continue reading

10 ways to boost your superpowers!

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Therapists work hard to help kids learn and develop but they can’t do it alone! We need to work together with families to make a real difference to kids lives. An hour or so of  therapy alone can make some … Continue reading

Let’s communicate!

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Communication is not just about having the right words or being able to construct a well formed sentence. It is also about how children use their communication skills. Sometimes children with speech and language difficulties and other disabilities are passive … Continue reading

Listen & understand 101

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My child does not seem to listen to me. What could be the problem? There are lots of reasons why your child may not seem to be listening to you. Often as parents we think our child is choosing not … Continue reading