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Daily Structures

Are you a busy parent who is constantly on the go? Do you find it hard to find time to sit down and work on speech and language with your child? You can practice speech and language goals from the moment your child wake … Go to full post


Developing writing while on school holidays

Recounts are great for developing oral and written language abilities. Holidays offer a great opportunity to practice development of recount skills. Help practice and develop your child's language and literacy skill… Go to full post


Talking about friends and feelings

Talking with your children is important for language and learning, but also to support social and emotional development as well. This growth can be developed through parent/teacher/peer modelling and through building fri… Go to full post


Talk to me with books

Sharing books together has been shown time and time again to be one of the most beneficial ways to help your child develop literacy skills. You, as a parent, are the most important influence on your child’s learning, a… Go to full post


Talk with me as I start school

It is so important to help your children with their language skills throughout their schooling, whether they are just starting school, or entering middle years. When children begin school their language still continues t… Go to full post


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