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

Speech, Language and School Success

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Literacy skills including reading, reading comprehension, written language and spelling are vital skills that affect children’s success in all areas of learning at school. Literacy is the way that children access information in all subject areas and is also how … 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

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 speech and language skills. Including some books in your child’s stocking gives them a lasting gift which is valuable for so many reasons. Books introduce children … Continue reading

Top Toys for Toddlers

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Santa is getting ready for the Talking Matters Christmas Party and he is checking his list for some great toy ideas. Parents often ask what are good toys to buy as gifts for toddlers. Toys can vary enormously in price and … Continue reading

Ready for Books!

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It is never to early to introduce your child to books and the sooner you do, the more time your child has to develop the skills to be ready for developing formal reading and writing skills when they start school. … 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

Best of 2015!

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As we finish up the school holidays, take the chance to review any posts you may have missed during the year. Here are our most popular posts for 2015: 1. Why 20% of kids struggle! This post looks at why … 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