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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

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 MonthsResponds 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 languageDifficulties 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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A great many children who are referred to Learning Links are experiencing difficulties in the area of reading.Some students experience problems in the mechanics of reading, for example phonological awareness, some experience problems comprehending what they read, whilst others experience problems in both of these areas.Many students do not see themselves as readers, even though they have Read more

Since learning to read is closely linked with language growth, providing situations to develop the child’s language and reading abilities is of paramount importance.READ!  READ!  READ!  READ!Develop an interest and a positive attitude to reading in a relaxed home reading environment. Read the child’s story books aloud. Allow children to handle and care for Read more

The NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy & Numeracy) is held each year during May for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students take part in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation) and Numeracy tests over the course of three days.NAPLAN can be a useful tool in determining whether your child may need help in aspects of their schooling. It Read more