With Christmas only 31 days away (eek!), we thought we would start getting in the Christmas spirit with a Christmas toy review! Orchard Toys very kindly sent us a copy of their new game – Christmas Surprises to review. Although I was provided with a free copy of the game, the review and opinions are my own.
This game is designed for [...]
On Monday, Elizabeth did a review of my posts over the last year. You can read that post here. Today, it’s my turn to review her posts from the last year.
We write a lot of reviews on the blog, of apps and games and books and occasionally courses. It’s always good to get information about how useful something is before you spe [...]
This time last year, Elizabeth and I were thrilled to become regular columnists on the fantastic Special Needs Jungle website. On the off-chance that you haven’t already come across this website, do go take a look at the wealth of information about anything and everything to do with SEN. In particular, if you need advice about EHCPs ( [...]
So, it’s that time of year again! Helen and I have been blogging for 2 years – how time flies. I am very proud of the blog and us for managing to post very nearly every week (I think we might have missed one or two!). So to finish off our second year, we thought we would take a look at some of our favourite posts. Today I am g [...]
I love this time of year, except the getting dark really early bit! There are so many different things happening that prove to be great opportunities for discussion with children. We have just had Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night is only a few days away and then before you know it, Christmas will arrive! Then you also have the currently [...]
A few weeks ago I answered some frequently asked questions about toddlers who are slow to start talking. You can read that post here. I talked about what to expect, when to be concerned and what to expect from a speech and language therapy assessment. However, I thought today I would talk about what might happen after you’ve seen a speech and [...]
Helen and I LOVE the Orchard Toys games. I have so many of them I have lost count. It’s always great to see their new products and releases. One of their new games is called “Can you guess” and involves acting out or making sounds for a range of different things or actions. I am really excited about this game as it is so [...]
“Vocabulary levels are strong predictors of later literacy skills. They predict not only how well children will develop reading comprehension, but also their phonological awareness and phonic knowledge. Vocabulary level at age five has been found to be the single best predictor of whether a child brought up in poverty will escape poverty in a [...]
I thought this week I would write about some of the great apps available to support older children with their language development. There are so many apps out there it can be hard to know where to start! Apps designed for pre-schoolers and younger children are advertised and seem much easier to find. Whereas apps for older children who need [...]