Here are some general tips to support your child's speech and language at home:
During this time, we are still able to support you with your child’s speech and language and can provide specific targeted support and advice for your child’s needs.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s language development, please contact Southbourne Children’s Centre on 01202 434310 or or email our Senior Early Years Practitioner Suzy Jackson at email@example.com.
Below you will find some session videos to watch at home:
Here are the monthly Come Talk With Me tips:
Video 6 was very interesting and gave me great ideas. Szymon was playing with a tray with some items on it. He was giving me 2 or even 3 items I was asking him for. That was really fun! I am very happy that finally he started remembering 2 and more things together.
He said all key words: SPOON, BOWL, TEDDY, CUP, SOCK. And more: SOUR, LEMON, SAUCE, FISH, BASKET, EGG.
I try to do reading as much as I can to Szymon. We have a lot of books at home, but Szymon used to choose the same books which were Fireman Sam and another one about trains. He did not pay much attention if I tried different one. In one of your CTWM clips, you recommended to use props or copy action from the story, which I think is a great idea. Currently for example, when I read a book about a cat, I used a plush kitty. This helped me to keep him focus on the story and make him interested in different things than trains or Fireman Sam. What is more, he really likes the new stories.
I have noticed a huge progress in Szymon’s speech which makes me happy. You offer super ideas and I am waiting for more CTWM virtual sessions.
Szofia has made so much progress and we have enjoyed the CTWM activities.
We have watched your new virtual video session yesterday and tried to have a go with the activities. We used her favorite cat toy to help us with the hide and seek objects and follow instructions play.
Unfortunately weren't able to get a chance to have a finding a bug activity outdoor due to rainfalls, however we were able to try an alternative idea by cutting out pictures of bugs and stick it around the house. Sophie was able to find and name it all.
She is doing well, she is trying her best to repeat and copy words; she is picking up new words each day and can say a little Hungarian words as well.
She just recently loves exploring the writing, markings, drawings, paintings and colourings. She also started attending back to the nursery and has settled back well. The nursery has a lot of observations uploaded in her journal which include naming objects and colours.
Sonia shared that Melissa is now understanding ‘in’ ‘on’ and ‘under’, and she is now using ‘big’. Melissa has enjoyed watching the CTWM videos online and engages in activities. She has been using the sorting activity to support understanding of ‘big’ and ‘little’ with spoons.
Melissa continues to enjoy singing and music and particularly loves the story sessions on the CTWM videos, saying “more” when they finish!
Sonia said: “using the virtual CTWM sessions has helped us and Melissa to progress and improve her speech skills.”