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 labeledĀ ‘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. šŸ˜„   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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Keep Calm and Apologize

Nov 12

Keep Calm and Apologize

Dear Readers I need to apologize for my absence this year. I have been neglecting my blog because I am studying.     The reason that I am studying is thatĀ I enjoy writing for my blog. I thought that it would be easy to transition from writing a blog to writing a thesis. I was wrong.Ā  šŸ˜³Ā    It is tough to juggle and balance work, home, studying and...

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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, Ā it’s not all about the app!   I use apps a lot in my clinical practice because they are versatile,...

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Screen Time

Oct 19

Screen Time

As a parent of a young child, you are probably racked with guiltĀ  because you gave your toddler your phone/tabletĀ  to play with while you went to the bathroom alone. The previous guidelines of theĀ  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advised NO SCREENTIME for children under theĀ  age of 2 years of age and one hour for children age 2 – 5 years.   These...

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Go Sequencing: App Review

Aug 24

Go Sequencing: App Review

Sequencing is an important language skill. The ability to sequence isĀ  important for understanding, planning and retelling stories.       GoSequencing from Smarty Ears currently has 38 sequences organized into categories: Mealtime Playing Grooming & Hygiene Nature Chores Miscellaneous.   There are 13 different levels of difficulty for each...

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