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Weekend play dough

Play dough is an old favourite but a great activity that is cheap and kids can learn so much from it. Your child can learn action words, concepts of size, shape, texture and colour, develop pretend play skills and deve… Go to full post

Pronouns and plurals

Two of the most commonly misused grammatical markers for preschool children are pronouns and plurals. There are ways that parents, teachers and carers can help children learn to use these correctly.Pronouns stand in plac… Go to full post

Visuals for older kids

Visuals can help school aged children with daily activities, learning, behaviour and social skills. Why are visuals helpful?Visuals are permanent, while spoken words last only a few seconds.Children can refer back to vis… Go to full post

Top 10 language ideas

If you are waiting for an assessment or therapy to begin, or if you just want to help your child’s development every day, here are some simple things you can do that make a real difference to your child’s language s… Go to full post

Preschool procedures

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 lan… Go to full post

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