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Language Development: 2 to 4 years

Language Development: 2 to 4 years

Earlier this year we ran a series of articles on reading and writing skill development for children aged from 0 to 2 years old. Over the next few weeks we will be delving into developing these skills further through the  2 to 4 year old range. The year or two before children start school is crucial … Continue reading

Language development: Scribble Time

Language development: Scribble Time

When babies spill food and start playing in it, using their fingers and palms, they are not just making a mess. They are exploring making marks and this is your child’s first step towards writing. You can encourage a toddler to make marks by giving them different surfaces and mediums to explore. Paint is usually … Continue reading

Language Development: How to Read to Infants

Language Development: How to Read to Infants

Infants have a very short attention span. It’s best to look at books frequently for short periods. Start with short sessions of a few minutes at a time, spread at intervals throughout the day. As the child’s powers of concentration improves, gradually lengthen the time you spend reading together. From about 12 months, try to … Continue reading

Language Development: Boosting with Books

Language Development: Boosting with Books

Experts recommend reading to babies right from birth.  Reading assists in language and concentration development. Simple poems and nursery rhymes can act as ‘stories’ for even the tiniest babies.  Enjoying books together from a young age is probably one of the most important thing you can do to help your child become a reader. Infants can have … Continue reading

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

Language Development: Expanding vocabulary

There are several resources available on a daily basis which can be used to swiftly expand a toddler’s vocabulary and encourage a more talkative child. Reminisce Looking at photos together is a great way to help toddlers learn the names of friends and family. If they can’t say a name yet, see if they can point to … Continue reading