Teach your child to read

May 23

Teach your child to read

Children are miraculous! They are born with an innate knowledge of language. BUT children are not born with an innate knowledge of reading. They need to be taught that text is read from left to right and that words are separate from images. Although learning to talk and read are two distinct domains, they are also intricately related. Early language skills are linked...

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Story Time

May 14

Story Time

In an era where children spend more and more time in front of televisions, computers and video-games, it is important not to forget how important stories are! Hearing stories regularly allows pre-readers become familiar with narrative patterns, speech rhythms, and the flow of language. Knowledge of story structure contributes to a child’s understanding of how the...

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Help! My toddler isn’t talking!

May 06

Help! My toddler isn’t talking!

Your son is 2 years old and still isn’t talking. He says a few words, but compared with his peers you think he’s way behind. You remember that his sister could put whole sentences together at the same age. Hoping he will catch up, you postpone seeking professional advice. Some kids are early walkers and some are early talkers, you tell yourself. Nothing...

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