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

How else can speech pathologists help?

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Are you wondering how a speech pathologist can help your child? You may be surprised to find they do much more than “just speech”!  Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, swallowing, fluency and … 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

Talk with me now I’m at school

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Whether your child is in junior primary or further on parents often ask “Do I need to help my child with language now they are at school?” The answer to this is“yes!” When children start school their language skills still continue … Continue reading

Procedures 12 ways

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Procedures are the step by step descriptions of how to do something.  They are one of the language tasks children learn as they move from using single sentences to joining sentences together to form larger blocks of language called “texts”. Being … Continue reading

Sharing news

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Help your child shine at "show and tell" time. Show and tell” or “news time” is a regular part of the school routine and a valuable opportunity to develop language skills but it can be a difficult task for children with … Continue reading

Resources for kids!

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Have you checked out all the great resources that Talking Matters have available for free? At Talking Matters we love to share information about children’s development as well as ideas and activities for supporting kids speech, language, learning, social skills … Continue reading

Holiday recounts

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Holidays are a great time for practicing developing recounts and recounts are great for developing oral and written language skills. Why not make use of those fun things you do together in the holidays to boost your child’s language and … Continue reading

Sharing stories

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If you are reading this in Adelaide, South Australia, we have just had the shortest day of the year and we are heading for a cold and wet weekend, perfect for cuddling up and sharing some books. Even if you … Continue reading

Outdoor fun

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Christmas is over but there is still lots of school holiday time left. Are you looking for some ways to keep the kids busy over the next few weeks until school goes back? Today’s blog has some great fun, learning … Continue reading