Developing Our Kids’ Vocabulary

Vocabulary development or, to ‘know the meaning of a wide variety of words and the structure of written language’ (Five from Five.org.au) is one of the 5 Keys to Reading. When we compare the types of words in say, Eric… Continue Reading >

Finished the last page of a great book? Try these ideas to expand kids’ thinking

There are lots of fun extension activities to do with our kids once the last page has been read. Here are practical, tired and tested ideas to try when expanding kids’ experiences, opinions and concepts about the books they read…. Continue Reading >

These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >