I'm a speech and language therapist and what head teachers are saying about children not being ready for school is true. Speech, language and communication skills are on a downward spiral and this is why.
If there’s one thing that gets my goat on a regular basis, it’s seeing all the kids playing outside and all the adults standing together in a huddle chatting. Because, guaranteed, the only interaction that will occur between adult and child will be to yell across the playground “Carl, stop that, Macy doesn’t like you hitting her”
As the end of term approaches, the stress levels tend to rise. My free relaxation recording and five top tips will help to reduce your stress levels and look after yourself so you don't experience "first day of the holidays-itis"
I've written another article for childcare expo.
A bit negative hey, but I've written a post for Childcare Expo all about the latest research
New Year is always a time for reflection and resolutions. Here's mine.
When I'm asked how to encourage children to give up their dummies, I often advocate the giving it to Santa/Easter Bunny/Dummy Fairy *delete as appropriate. In fact, I've even been known to dress up as the dummy fairy a long time ago - I must have been the most-hated person in Jersey that night!
Reflections from my attendance at an early intervention conference....