Speech, Language and Literacy

Interested in children's speech, language and literacy?


Although the first year is really important for language development in children, major learning continues throughout a child’s early years with learning language a lifelong process. In their first 12 months, babies develop many of the foundations that underpin speech and language development. For the first three years or so, children understand a lot more than they can say. Language development supports your child’s ability to communicate and express and understand feelings. It also supports thinking and problem-solving, and developing and maintaining relationships. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write.


The following website is a valuable resource for parents:





Six things you can do to get boys to read
Please visit the website below for six strategies you can use to connect boys with books and increase their reading engagement.

Getting boys to read



The Secret to Raising Readers
Readers read because they want to, so the secret to encouraging our children is the same for reading as it is for play, creativity, sports, hobbies, or any other intrinsically rewarding activity. We must put away our agendas. Here’s how…


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