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Speech, language and communication developmental checklist

When it comes to speech, language and communication what should we expect at different stages of our children’s development?  6 Months – Children will: Respond to different tones of voice and emotion Babble a variety of sounds – ‘a-goo’ ‘oooh’ Mouths toys, shakes objects, plays with hands and feet. Localises sounds with eyes at ear […]

Do you know that screen time can impact on your child’s development?

 How Does Screen Time Take Away from Language Development Time? Children learn to talk and communicate through interactions with other people. That’s the way it has always been and that’s the way it will continue to be, despite any new technology that comes our way.  The first years of life are crucial for your child’s […]

Why routines are good for family life

 The Importance of Family Routines Every family needs routines. They help to organise life and keep it from becoming too chaotic. Children do best when routines are regular, predictable, and consistent. Routines let children know what’s important to their family. Highly meaningful routines are sometimes called rituals. These can help strengthen their shared beliefs and values, and […]

The ABCs of Asperger’s Syndrome

Here is an interesting article about the personal experience of Asperger’s Syndrome – or Autistic Spectrum Disorder as it is more commonly known now. This is coming from a granny who has been involved in Education throughout her working life and her grandson who was diagnose with Asperger’s at the age of 6. It gives […]