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
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
To help improve your child’s muscle control, it is important to follow your child’s interests and make activities relaxing and fun. Praise your child for trying activities and don’t worry if they can’t complete them. Try to encourage your child to watch your face and remember that they often enjoy watching themselves or others make lip and tongue movements in a mirror. Here are some Read more
Parents often ask what they can do to enhance their school age child’s language. Here are a few ideas if your child needs help in this area. Descriptive language Difficulties with descriptions can limit your child’s language to labelling and commenting. Descriptions provide additional information and allow your child to express him or herself using more complex Read more
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