The Importance of Reading books to Children Seven benefits of Reading to Children 1. Improve their language skills. 2. Enhance ability to concentrate on a set task for a set period of time. 3. Develop their imagination. 4. Develop their vocabulary and be able to link ideas. 5. Develop their comprehension skills. 6. Develop their…

How well is your child speaking? Many parents phone asking about their toddlers’ speech and language, and whether their language development is age appropriate. Spending just 20 minutes a day 1:1 with your child in play can have a dramatic effect on your child’s language. 6 tips in how a parent can develop their young…

10 Tips of How Parents Can Encourage Their Child to Speak. • Talk to your child about what you are doing (e.g. I need to put the cups in here”). • Use hand gestures, point to objects and use varied intonation as you say the associated words. You can do this with your child’s body…

How Can I help My Child to Read?

Parents need to be aware that many schools still give ‘whole language’ readers to children in pre-Primary to Year 2. Children with dyslexia cannot read the contents of these books as the readers are not at their phonic knowledge. They have words in them that CANNOT be decoded, as they have not yet learnt the…

Developing Language in Toddlers

3 Natural Environments to Help Develop a Toddlers Language. Children will learn language naturally and easily when the words an adult use are used in context and when the child is actually carrying out the action. 1. The Playground The language that can be provided in the playground is: • Up / Down the steps:…