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Procedures for school

Procedures are the step by step descriptions of how to do something. Being able to retell and write procedures is important in developing the skills needed in science and some other subjects and in understanding and writ… Go to full post


Fun with pretending

Dressing up, playing cubbies and playing shops is a great way to develop your child's imagination and play skills while learning valuable language skills.  It is great fun on a cold, wet winter day and can cost not… Go to full post


Developing story writing

Stories play an important part in a child’s language and literacy development. Earlier we looked at how to develop a child’s ability to retell stories, which ties in closely with the ability to write well later on. T… Go to full post


The importance of play

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 … Go to full post


Top 10 speech ideas

If you are waiting for an assessment or for speech therapy for your child, or just want your child to speak more clearly here are some simple things that can make a real difference to their speech development.1. Talk to… Go to full post


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