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MyChoicePad2 - A new fresh app for 2021 - 10 year anniversary

MyChoicePad2 - A new fresh app for 2021 - 10 year anniversary

MyChoicePad2 2021 - A new fresh app for 2021 It's almost 10 years since MyChoicePad was first released into the app store - it's had quite a few incarnations since and it was time that MyChoicePad was updated to be in good shape for the next 10 years.This … Read More
7 reasons why short, simple sentences are best for language development

7 reasons why short, simple sentences are best for language development

Simplifying languageThe language we use when we chat is complicated. We don’t mean to, us adults just can’t help saying things in a more difficult way than we need to.There’s an example: I could have said above “Adults use complex language”. Instead of being clear and simple, I said … Read More
Why won’t my child listen to me?! Attention and listening skills under focus

Why won’t my child listen to me?! Attention and listening skills under focus

Check hearing skillsAttention and listening skills underpin all other areas of communication development. If you have concerns about your child’s listening or language skills, the first recommendation is to take them for a hearing test. Some parents are surprised when children with difficulties listening are assessed as having perfect … Read More
What kind of play at what age? Child development tips

What kind of play at what age? Child development tips

It’s child’s playAs adults, we seem to have little time for ‘play’. It’s what we tell our children to go and do when we’re busy doing more important things like hoovering. We might say in an offhand way that our spouse is just ‘playing’ with a new gadget they … Read More
How to tell if your child has a speech or language issue

How to tell if your child has a speech or language issue

When learning to communicate, children will make predictable mistakes in both their speech and their language. This is because there are some rules that they have not learnt yet but will grasp these as they grow.What should my child be able to do with speech and language?When your child … Read More
How to tell if your child has a speech, language or communication need

How to tell if your child has a speech, language or communication need

How to tell if your child has a speech, language or communication need?Children develop speech, language and communication skills at different rates, some develop quickly, while others may take longer. You are the expert in your child. You know their likes and dislikes and motivations for communicating with others. … Read More
Best 8 books for boosting your toddlers vocabulary

Best 8 books for boosting your toddlers vocabulary

Brain building happens when you and your little one are interacting with each other. A baby’s brain is wired to grow from birth and during your child’s earliest years, their brain makes 1 million neural connections every single second (NSPCC, 2019). Every time you read aloud to your child … Read More
Ask an early years teacher - speech and language in their eyes

Ask an early years teacher - speech and language in their eyes

This week we interview Eleanor, a nursery manager with over 20 years of experience working in nurseries and pre-schools. I was lucky enough to spend half an hour with her, hearing all about her experiences working with pre-school children, and learning some fresh ideas to support communication development along … Read More
Can toys supercharge my child's language skills?

Can toys supercharge my child's language skills?

Even as adults, toy stores are alluring. Maybe the appeal comes from the flashing lights, the beaming colours and high stacked shelves. Often we are drawn in by the manufacture’s promises and guarantees to help our children develop in EVERY possible way.There are the teethers that promise to promote … Read More

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