Building Language Moments At Home
Do you want to make sure you are giving your babies and toddlers the best chance to have later academic success. Do you want them to have social confidence so they can build friendships? How and what we say to our children in the early years has been shown to have a major impact in the school years. Researchers call this “parentese” – the speech of parents.
The key is to talk to children from birth. Is some talk better than other talk though? Do some parent’s do it better than others?
“Your talk” ideally should closely match your child’s understanding and talking levels. A mis-match can result in wasting valuable everyday learning opportunities for your child. How complex your sentences and words are and your child’s current language skills need to grow together.
You can use everyday routines to provide the optimum language examples for your child. This will provide them with the best learning foundations that will impact on their development for many years to come.
The way parent's can help children to talk more:
The parent's speech matching the child's level of talking is SO important the First STEPS in our FOCUS on TODDLER TALK Online Program guides you in how to find out what level your child’s current communication skills are at and to see if the speech you are using in your everyday talk is at the right level!
Are you SURE you are using the most effective “parentese” for your child?
The program shows you how to “change” your talk as your child’s understanding, speech and language grows.
“Your talk” needs to continually stay in sync with your child to give them the best opportunity to succeed and prevent behaviours of frustration.
“BUT I am so busy!”, says every mum, dad and carer of babies and toddlers.
That is why we have developed communication BOOSTER MOMENTS.
Of course at first it is hard to think about your level of speech all day and every day (but with the online program you can see how easy it really is!).
Just a KEY MOMENT in your busy routine that you can quickly
and easily adapt what you are already doing to FOCUS on language in that
moment. This is how you will know you are doing the very best for your child.
A LANGUAGE BOOSTER MOMENT - AT HOME Language moments
Children thrive and can learn through routines at home. While many days can be hectic with babies and toddlers, there are a few things that will generally always happen. Find ONE MOMENT in a routine that you can adapt the words and routine. Even a ever so slight change will potentially sky rocket your child’s speech, language and learning skills.
There are so many moments in the home that can turn everyday talk into natural learning moments. It is too hard to think you will script or change your whole routine – just one moment is a fantastic start. Let’s look at a Language BOOSTING MOMENT”. See our Tooth brushing Download for ideas of how to change your "parentese" depending on your child's current communication levels. Don't waste another moment. Grab the download, pop it in the bathroom for all parents, grandparents or carers to see. This will ensure that this moment is reinforced every time the same way!
NOW! Let’s put a Speech and Language BOOSTER onto this MOMENT.
Download the FREE Toothbrushing PRINTABLE below.
Remember choose the level your child’s current speech and language skills are at –
build the language expectations as their language grows!
Take a look at our amazing new eProgram!
A Speech and Language Developmental Program that helps get your
Toddler Talking & Learning
From First Words To Long Sentences
Toddler Talk has over 70 VIDEOS - Videos include: Video tutorials with personal voice over, video examples & explanations from Dr Sandra McMahon PhD, Video demonstrations of games and activities taken from actual speech therapy sessions. Video explanations of goals of each activity and explanations at three different ability levels.
With Toddler Talk Receive Resources.... Worksheets, printables, information printouts, scripts, resources.........
Toddler Talk is Available for you to start right NOW!: Delivered to you through the SpeechNet Portal. This educational Online eProgram is available to you right NOW 24/7!
Work through the program when it suits you no appointments needed. You will have full 24/7 access to the eProgram for 12 months from the date of purchase. Let's get started TODAY!
FOCUS On Toddler Talk! Has 4 Individual Steps
4 Comprehensive Steps that help you build a strong Speech & Language Foundation.
Each Step Includes...
A Crucial FOCUS In Speech development.
Movie Tutorials available 24/7
FOCUS on essential pre-speech skills needed to boost early speech development and prevent your child becoming a late talker. Let Dr Sandra McMahon explain through video tutorials each steps FOCUS so you have a clear understanding of the goals and purpose of each step and the activities.
Get to know your child's personal development each step of the way with easy to use online checklists with automatic results.
Activities that FOCUS On
FOCUS on activities that highlight important social aspects of learning to talk and learn. Build and strengthen social and emotional skills.
Activities that FOCUS On
FOCUS on activities that highlight the importance of understanding language. Understanding comes before talking.
Activities that FOCUS On
Speech & Articulation
FOCUS on activities that assist your toddler to say the building blocks of words - speech sounds improving speech clarity.
Foundation, Main &
3 Levels: FOCUS on your child's needs. At each step the games and activity instructions are customised to each level. Move through the levels of each step as needed.
At Home, Mealtime, Bedtime,
While Travelling and Out & About
Everyday routine activities specific to each steps FOCUS. Easy ways to keep the FOCUS of the step in your busy schedule.
Activities to share.
Specific activities to share with family, friends, playgroups or childcare providers.