Back to School: Let’s talk about it

Jan 03

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...

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Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

Dec 03

Are we nearly there? Language Games for the Holidays

As we wind down for the holidays, the thought of entertaining your already bored children can be daunting, and you may be already yearning for the start of the new school year before the holiday season has started. 😥   Travelling long distances to reach your holiday destination can put a damper on the holiday spirit because of squabbling/bored children. Here...

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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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It’s not all about the app!

Dec 12

It’s not all about the app!

Last year around this time, I collaborated with the team from YappGuru and we all posted about our top 10 apps for the year. I thought about doing it again this year and I realised whilst there are some great apps out there, and the list continues to grow,  it’s not all about the app!   I use apps a lot in my clinical practice because they are versatile,...

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