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Morphology, also known as oral grammar, refers to the use of words and their parts or ‘morphemes’ (the smallest meaningful units of language). Grammatical morphemes apply meaning (and sometimes tense) to nouns, verbs, and Read more

We all know the situation. You’ve just finished the school run and you’re sorting out some afternoon tea when all of a sudden a switched is flicked and your little one goes into a complete and utter after school meltdown.  Tears, tantrums, refusal to follow instructions Read more

Education Week 2020 celebrations don’t have to simply finish when you leave the school gate for the day.NSW Education Week 2020 explores the theme of ‘learning together’ in the uncertain times we’ve faced this year. This means bringing teachers, students, parents and families together to be partners in learning, to collaborate and build strong Read more

By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist You may hear the terms  expressive and receptive language skills in relation to children's speech and language development.Expressive language is the ability to request objects, make choices, ask and answer questions and describe events, using verbal and non-verbal language, writing and vocalisations. Receptive language skills refers to the Read more

While some sense of normality has returned to our lives, families are still facing uncertainty day to day. This is especially true for our children. The year has thrown a lot of new challenges at them. They’ve had to manage concerns or anxieties about the COVID-19 situation, adapt to a whole new way of learning, cope with social distancing from friends and extended family, and are now needing Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2020 Learning Links It’s natural for parents to worry about their children during their schooling years.It can be hard to know what to do, however, if your child is really struggling. Are they just going through a rough patch? Will they improve with age? Or is there something else going on?Many children, especially those with Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2019 Learning Links  Being organised is a complex, yet essential life-long skill required to function in our everyday world. When a child can stay organised for school, it contributes to their increased independence, efficiency, self-confidence, higher academic performance and a deeper understanding of the job to be Read more

By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist. There are lots of ways to build your child's vocabulary, and they don't need to be complicated.Vocabulary refers to the set of words that a child knows. Vocabulary can be split into two types: receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary. A child’s receptive vocabulary consists of the words the child understands when he/she hears or reads Read more