Learning to read is no doubt complex. It is not a natural process where children learn through repetition and exposure to print. Children need to be taught the skills to be able to decode words before they can become fluent, confident readers. With around 44% of Australian adults having poor literacy skills it is imperative [...]
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Although English is Australia’s national language, its cultural diversity means that over 300 languages are spoken in Australian homes in the community! However, in some communities, there is a negative attitude towards bilingualism which can lead the child to abandon their home language. Many children learn more than one language, and some even learn more than [...]
IT'S SUMMER!! Looking for ideas for language activities during the summer holiday break? Here our a few of our favourites that can be played anywhere, anytime, and don't involve the iPad or any screens. Whatever plans you have for the summer break, take time to engage with your child to help boost their language skills. 1. [...]
What is stuttering? What causes it and can it be treated? Your child is quickly growing up, reaching his developmental milestones, and his speech and language skills may be blossoming. Then one day, out of the blue, your child wakes up and is stuttering. You may be feeling anxious or worried about your child and [...]