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Talking Toys: Treasure Baskets

This blog series will take you through some of the best toys to use to support speech, language and communication development. All of the toys recommended are used in signing classes, for individual therapy or with my own daughter…

Talking Toys: Grimm’s

This monthly blog series will take you through some of the best toys to use to support speech, language and communication development. All of the toys recommended are used in signing classes, for individual therapy or with my own…

How to help my child understand emotions

Children, young people and even adults often struggle to express their emotions. This year during Mental Health Awareness Week we are all being encouraged to talk about our feelings. This can be really difficult for those of us that…

The Magic of Story Sacks

It is so important to foster a love of language and learning from a young age. An amazing way to do this is using story sacks! Pick your child’s favourite book and put a bag together with relevant objects…

What is Teletherapy?

Teletherapy in the speech and language world is simply therapy from a distance. ‘Tele’ is derived from the Greek for ‘far off’! I do my therapy sessions via Zoom, which allows me to share pictures, games and other resources…

The Power of Words

There has recently been a surge in articles about the so called ‘vocabulary gap’ that exists in children starting school. A recent study in the UK proved this point, with findings that almost half of UK pupils are at…

What the puff did you say?

When children are learning to talk they often make lots of errors with the sounds they use. This is usually part of typical development, but it doesn’t mean it’s not hilarious and sometimes shocking. #5 Cluster reduction This is…

Top 5 Language Boosting Activities

#5 – Books Books are fantastic for so many reasons. They often have interactive elements such as parts to feel and flaps to lift. Books teach stories and new words, but you don’t just have to read them! Follow…

Parental Advisory: How Babies Learn Swear Words

My sister’s first word started with “f” and ended in tears. This is a fairly common occurrence in children’s early language development and is actually a product of our well-meaning attempts to prevent them from learning any forbidden phrases…