How many words should my child be saying?

As a paediatric speech pathologist the question “how many words should my child be saying?”, or “should my child be talking more?”  is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from families. There is often a lot… Continue Reading >

How Music Benefits Our Child’s Brain Development

As adults we’re all aware of the joy of music. Whether it’s singing along to the radio as we drive, celebrating while you worship or belting out your band’s favourite tune when you see them play live, it’s embedded into… Continue Reading >

10 Benefits of Play

Play has a wide variety of physical, mental, emotional, and social health benefits. It is far from being a light-hearted, purposeless activity, play is crucial to the development of our physical bodies and brains, as well as our social and… Continue Reading >

Expert Insights on Fostering Positive Behaviour in Early  Childhood 

Raising young children is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and countless learning opportunities. As parents and educators, understanding the ‘why’ behind children’s behaviour and knowing how to guide them positively can make all the difference.   Drawing on the insights… Continue Reading >

Parents’ Guide to Early Literacy Education

Media kindly brought to you by Learning Logic   Over the last two decades, there has been much debate and discussion about the best way to teach children to read. Recently updated curriculum documents, and a wealth of research, support… Continue Reading >

How Toys can help children develop empathy

Are you curious about how children can learn empathy through play? Toys, especially Interactive Pets, can help kids develop social and emotional abilities. Let’s take a look at how that’s possible.

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… Continue Reading >

Speech and language development

Like any skill and milestone children will develop at different stages. Knowing a bit about speech and language development in children can help parents and carers know if there is anything to be concerned about and when to seek support… Continue Reading >

Signs parents can look for to ensure hearing issues are caught as early as possible

By 18 months, your child should be learning new words all the time. Some children learn a new word every day whilst others learn 1 to 2 words a week. Your child should say between 20 and 200 words by… Continue Reading >

From Learning to Understanding a Language: The Difference of Doing

It is no secret that children are more interested in learning by doing, creating and playing. Fun physical activities allow children to explore the world around them, discover different perspectives, express themselves, share reactions and observations. We are taught to… Continue Reading >