Preparing your child for school

Preparing your child for school

Parents and early childhood educators should consider a range of skills when deciding if a child is ready for school. It is not just about the child’s age. The following is a list of things that your child should be able to do most of the time before they start...
Articulation disorders Part II

Articulation disorders Part II

How you can help with preschool children’s speech development In my last blog I discussed the milestones for typical speech development and some areas wherechildren may have delays or difficulties. If you missed it please read Part I before reading Part II. In this...
Articulation disorders Part I

Articulation disorders Part I

How you can help with preschool children’s speech development  Speech skills are important for good communication. It is exciting to watch and help a child learn to speak and there are lots of things that educators and parents can do to help. Children start to speak...
Healthy ears and listening skills

Healthy ears and listening skills

Listening skills are important for children’s speech and language development. Children who communicate well can attend to what others are saying and respond effectively.  The Sounds good to me on-line course includes a whole teaching module on general listening...
Reading sparks the imagination

Reading sparks the imagination

This month at Sounds good to me, we’ve been looking at the value of literacy, and in particular why it’s important to introduce related skills during the preschool years in order to give kids an advantage when they begin formal school learning. We’ve discussed...
Literacy opens doors

Literacy opens doors

Literacy has the power to transform lives. Basic literacy skills open doors to countless opportunities, and improve health, the economy, access to jobs, gender equality, democracy, peace and overall quality of life. “Research around the world has proved that children...