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School Readiness; things to consider

For Parents Grandparents Carers

Early childhood educator and director of Nurruby Child Services, Catherine Morgan will be joining me to discuss school readiness.

This will be a valuable discussion for anyone with a child or grandchild approaching school age.

Parents and early childhood educators consider a range of skills when deciding if a child is ready for school. It is not just about the child’s age. Catherine will give an overview of these skills and discuss some simple ways to reinforce them in the home environment.

See you soon,
Anne

Back by popular demand!
Running every day this January.
Phonological Awareness for Family day care educators

For Family daycare Educators

A vital pre-literacy skill, phonological awareness is the understanding that words are made up of smaller parts such as syllables and sounds. 

It is an essential part of any early childhood program. Research shows that phonological awareness skills are predictive of a child’s future literacy ability.

Learn more about these skills and how you can easily incorporate them into your daily activities with children, using play based methods. You will also get a glimpse into  our family day care course. 

See you soon,
Anne

Back by popular demand!
Running every day this January.
There’s a book for that

For Educators Everyone

This month we are excited to have Speech Pathologist Sally Urquhart join us to explain how to use picture books with pre-school aged children to support their speech and language learning.

Sally will give us the rundown on her favourite books for 3-6 year olds, and how each can teach specific language concepts children need to learn ahead of school.

This will be a useful addition to the work you already do in your centre or home. 

See you soon,
Anne

Back by popular demand!
Running every day this January.

Anne Williams, Speech Pathologist and co-founder of Sounds good to me

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Fussy Eaters

In celebration of National Dietitians Week, HealthWISE dietitian Zoe Martin is joining us to discuss fussy eaters.

A very common struggle for parents and educators alike, how can you discourage negative food behaviours from developing in childhood? What can you do to help children develop a good relationship with food from the early years?

Zoe will share her tips for optimising children’s nutrition and increasing their food variety. 

This webinar will be available all through Dietitians Week, March 21-27. The registration link will be available from March 16.

See you soon,

Anne

Available everyday
between March 21-27
Zoe Martin (Ipswich Dietitian)
HealthWISE dietitian Zoe Martin.

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Healthy Ears and Good Listening

Listening skills are important for children’s speech and language development, particularly in the years before starting school.

In this 30 minute webinar, I will share my speech pathology tips to improve the listening skills of the children in your care. 

I will also show you a number of simple ways for you to assist children to maintain good ear health, and how to tell when a child is having hearing problems. 

This webinar is aimed at educators working with children aged 3-6 years and parents are also welcome to register. There are two fantastic free resources available following the webinar for those who register.

See you soon,

Anne

Anne Williams, Speech Pathologist and co-founder of Sounds good to me

Running May 16 & 22,
10am, 12pm & 6pm.

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Why work on vocabulary?

Developing a child’s vocabulary is a really fun skill and children love to learn new words, their meanings and their use. Before children start at school we want them to have exposure to many new and interesting words in a range of ways. 

This webinar will feature experienced Speech Pathologist and Sounds good to me co-founder Linda Foskey.

10AM, 12PM & 6PM (AEST) Available 11 – 16 April, 2022

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Anne Williams, Speech Pathologist and co-founder of Sounds good to me

 

Linda Foskey, Speech Pathologist and co-founder of Sounds good to me

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Time for Rhyme

This month our Sounds good to me webinar is all about rhyming. Rhyming games and activities are fun and an important part of many early childhood programs. Children’s books use rhyme to create rhythm and interest. Recognising rhymes is an early phonological (sounds) awareness skill.

I will be discussing the importance of rhyming and giving you some new ideas about how to include rhyming in your everyday activities. The Sounds good to me programs for educators and parents include downloadable rhyming activities and games. I look forward to telling you more!

See you soon,
Anne

Wednesday 17 November 2021
12:30pm & 6:30pm

Anne Williams, Speech Pathologist and co-founder of Sounds good to me

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Family day care providers – you asked, and we listened!

The Sounds good to me team is so pleased to announce that we have now released a version of our program just for you. If you are a family day care provider please join Anne on Monday 15th November for this great webinar!

Anne will introduce you to Phonological Awareness and the importance of teaching these skills to children before they start school. Phonological Awareness refers to a range of vital pre-reading skills that can be taught in early childhood programs, as well as the home environment. This includes listening and language skills, sound awareness, segmenting and blending of sounds.

Anne will also show you our new course and how you can easily include games and activities with the children in your care.

We look forward to you joining us!

Monday 15 November 2021
7:30pm(AEDST) 

Healthy Ears and Good Listening

Listening skills are important for children’s speech and language development, particularly in the years before starting school. In this webinar, speech pathologist Anne Williams will share her tips to improve the listening skills of the children in your care and show you simple ways to help children maintain good ear health, and how to tell when a child is having hearing problems. 

School readiness webinar

School Readiness for parents: Things to Consider

Early childhood educator and director of Nurruby Child Services, Catherine Morgan will be joining me to discuss school readiness. Parents and early childhood educators consider a range of skills when deciding if a child is ready for school. It is not just about the child’s age. Parents should feel comfortable talking over their concerns with their child’s educators.

Time for Rhyme

We know rhyming is a staple in early education but how often do we think about its function? Why is rhyming so important at this stage? Does it help children learn to read? Take a deep dive into rhyming with this webinar, and learn more about how you can incorporate it into your daily activities with children.

Healthy Lunchboxes

Dietitian Amelia is joining us for our FREE webinar. Amelia will teach us all we need to know to regularly provide growing children with a healthy lunchbox - and begin healthy eating habits that will follow them all the way into adulthood.

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Unmask the Ask

Speech Pathologist Anna Haire will be talking about one of her favourite topics "Questioning". Questioning is such a powerful tool for educators. Asking questions encourages the development of general language and vocabulary as well as skills in comprehension, reasoning, inferencing, predicting and problems solving.

Sensory modulation and preschool children.

Featuring Occupational Therapist Katrina Wakely, this webinar will explore sensory modulation in preschool children. She'll give advice for educators and parents on how to support preschool children as they manage the sensory information they receive. She'll also provide useful resources and strategies and let you know when and where you should refer on if you have concerns.

The roles of preschool children.

The social determinants of health tell us that the circumstances in which we grow up make a big difference on our health outcomes later in life. This includes factors such as access to education and early childhood development. This is where our school readiness program for early educators and parents has grown from – a genuine desire to give children the best start in life

Safe, Secure & Supported: Is your child ready for school?

There are many factors to consider before sending a child to kindergarten for the first time. Is the child ready for the academic challenges of formal school learning? Do they have basic pre-literacy and self-care skills? Are they emotionally prepared for the school environment?

Introduction to Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness refers to a range of vital pre-reading skills that can be taught in early childhood programs, as well as the home environment. This includes listening and language skills, sound awareness, segmenting and blending of sounds.

Articulation disorders Part II

By popular demand, this is the second in our articulation disorders series. It explores common speech error patterns for 3-5 year olds, and how early educators or parents can help correct these.

Articulation disorders Part I

The first part in our series focusing on articulation disorders. This webinar looks at speech milestones children are expected to reach between 3-5 years, and what to do if they encounter difficulties in this area.

Purchase our online course to develop your skills and prepare children for school.