Learning

Telling stories is not always easy. To tell a story you need to: tell who the story is about, where and when it happened; put the story in the right order - beginning, middle, end; give details about what happened first, next, at the end; suggest why the events happened; tell how the characters felt and why (more difficult for young children); use Read more

Sequencing

Learning

Learning to do things in order Learning how to do things in order helps with lots of things we do in life. When faced with a task we often break it into smaller tasks to make the job easier. You can help your child develop sequencing skills by talking through tasks or steps in activities as we do them. For example, if we are pasting a picture into a book, here are tasks Read more

Sensory processing refers to the way a person sorts, interprets and responds to sensation from their body, environment and the world around them. The sensations or sensory information comes from the seven senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, movement and body position. Processing occurs in the brain and nervous system (Central Nervous System). When the brain is processing sensations Read more

Sensory needs or issues occur when a child has difficulties receiving and responding to information from their senses. Children with sensory issues may have find it hard to cope with anything that triggers their senses, including sound, light touch, taste, or smell. To put it into context, think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, Read more

Learning more than one language can be a rewarding experience for children. Being able to communicate means we can relate positively to the people in our lives. Children who use more than one language can understand and relate to a wider range of people in their community and have the ability to express themselves in more than one way. How children learn more than one language at the Read more

Here are some activities that will help your child develop writing skills. Remember your child needs to enjoy the activity for it to be effective and learning to take place. Plan for your child to succeed. Try to encourage your child to write on vertical as well as flat surfaces. Use a variety of implements: • Fingers • Crayons • Textas • Chalk • Sticks and Read more

Play helps children’s social skills, movement, thinking and language. It also helps children grow and be healthy. FIND any opportunity to play with your child throughout the day. LOOK at what your child is interested in and join them. Sometimes give them choices to help them play. WAIT for your child to lead the play and respond. You Read more

Use this as a guide, as children learn to communicate at different rates. Please see your GP or Early Childhood Nurse if concerned. 0-3 Months Responds to loud voices and sounds, e.g. door slam, phone. Develops eye contact skills (looking at a face or following a moving object with their eyes). Has different cries to let you know about pain, hunger, Read more