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Tag Archives: "speech and language"

8 Nov, 2018

How music helps with children’s literacy skills

The Importance of Literacy for Children Literacy is one of the most important skills we develop in our early childhood years. It’s not just about being able to read in school, either. Learning how to read gives children the skills they need to learn and comprehend complex ideas that help shape them into individuals. Being […]

31 Jul, 2018

Dummies and speech

Speech, Language and Communication  – Dummies and Speech  Some parents choose to give their child a dummy, some choose not to. However, if you give your child a dummy, it is very easy for this to become a habit, even by the time the child has reached 12 months old. Advantages A dummy can be […]

31 Jul, 2018

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 […]

24 Apr, 2018

Babbling Babies nursery rhyme and action song book launched in Central Library, Letterkenny

A fantastic booklet developed by Lifestart Services, with the support of Donegal Library Service and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Service, was launched in the Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday the 18th of April to an enthusiastic audience of adults and young children. Studies show that if babies and children are read to early, they […]

20 Mar, 2018

Activities to encourage speech, language and communication

Birth to 2 years: Encourage the child making sounds such as ‘da’ ‘ba’ ‘ma’ Maintain eye contact with the child, imitate their sounds, laughter and facial expressions Talk to the child during feeding, bathing and dressing. Tell the child what you are doing, where you going and who you will see. Teach your child to […]