LittleShop Literacy

Jul 28

LittleShop Literacy

#LittleShop Minis from Checkers are really cute. They are also a fantastic learning tool for literacy.   I always address literacy skills at this time of year with the pre Grade 1 children. This campaign is the perfect way to kickstart the introduction to literacy and math language.     I collected some advertising pamphlets from @CheckersSA. The...

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A Parent’s Guide to the Speech Therapy Process

Jun 29

A Parent’s Guide to the Speech Therapy Process

  As therapists, we often get sucked into the trap of using speech therapy jargon with parents and even other professionals. This leaves parents feeling even more confused and overwhelmed.   Helen and Elizabeth from Speech Blog UK have released an e-book that is the perfect solution for parents, therapists and other professionals to guide them with the...

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Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

May 02

Building Language with Grammar: Avaz FreeSpeech

Language refers to the method of human communication. either spoken or written consisting of the use of words and sentences to convey meaning. However, as the author of Free Speech Ajit Narayanan notes, language is abstract.  The way that the words are arranged allows different meanings to be conveyed. This is referred to as grammar.   When young children...

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Seasonal Directions: App Review

Mar 18

Seasonal Directions: App Review

Seasonal Directions from Virtual Speech Center is the newest app that targets auditory comprehension of increasingly longer one step and multi step unrelated directions. A skill that is need by so many students!   As the name suggests, the activities are focused around the four seasons. Therefore, you are not only addressing following directions, but you are...

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Is texting killing language & spelling – LOL?

Feb 23

Is texting killing language & spelling –  LOL?

Perhaps I am giving away my age, but my children eventually spelled it out to me. “Stop putting LOLxx at the end of your texts mom,  it does not mean lots of love!”  😳   With the rise in the use of technology in children, there are increasing concerns about the impact of the use of this medium on written language. Complaints about spelling and...

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Listening Power: Grades K-3

Feb 02

Listening Power: Grades K-3

Completing the series of Listening Power apps from Hamaguchi Apps, is Listening Power  Grades K-3. Each of the apps in the series offers something slightly different in terms of activities and levels and complement one another. You can find out about Listening Power Preschool here and Listening Power Grades 4 – 8 here.   There are 5 activities and each of...

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Back to School – Let’s talk about it

Jan 12

Back to School – Let’s talk about it

The start of the new school year and going back to school can be a difficult time for many children. As a child I experienced what my parents dismissively labeled ‘schoolitis’ throughout my school career. This affliction caused tummy aches, insomnia and  sometimes school refusal.   There can be a number of reasons why children get anxious about...

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