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Covid damages speech & language development – official!

On the news today a report was featured suggesting young children have been held back by lockdowns and limited opportunities to socialise. So they are not really ‘ready to go’ at school entry. Money is to be spent training teachers … Continue reading

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Looks like magic!

Like the child in this post: https://languageisheartosay.com/2011/05/02/look-mummy-look/ I was similarly amazed on a trip to the coast. I stood on the prom thinking, ‘Great surfing skill’ when I suddenly thought a bit more and noticed the man wasn’t only riding … Continue reading

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Praise for the Nativity Rap!

Comments received: I LOVED her Christmas Rap…brilliant! Yes, I did enjoy it! I have printed it off to chant again with claps! Link to the pdf is https://languageisheartosay.com/2020/10/07/nativity-rap-linedance/ and see other Christmas resources on the right sidebar (CHRISTMAS COLLECTION).

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Nativity rap : Linedance

Pip Harrison (NZ teacher and writer) who contributed to the Fairy Tales listed on this site has given permission for her rap to be published here. Do have a read! It’s in the Christmas section – see sidebar on right. … Continue reading

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Year of the Fairy Tale

Winter will be here before we know it and is surely the season for fairy tales. Don’t forget the availability of these much loved stories which we worked hard to present at different levels of complexity for youngsters of different … Continue reading

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Dr. Marion Blank’s Language Levels

I was bowled over the day I came upon this work and it underpinned my practice in speech and language therapy thereafter. I have written before about it and I think all the links still work. For background information and … Continue reading

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December calendar & worksheet

The next calendar and worksheet are available from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 This will be the last of the monthly calendars. I have been making them since January 2012 I think and there have been 25579 downloads to date! Both my first desktop … Continue reading

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January is half over…

and the February calendar and worksheet is available free on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231  

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Adjectives

Reportedly, adjectives are trending. Hope you find my resources helpful: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-z-of-interesting-adjectives-6049473 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/verbs-nouns-and-adjectives-to-sort-6146106 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/halloween-bonfire-night-illus-word-work-widgit-6053785 (includes adjective ideas)    

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Time and Index Update

1. I’ve decided to make a new special section in the list of resources called Time. These time resources are not new but I haven’t collected them together before. Anyone working with children with delayed or impaired language development will … Continue reading

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A real there there

My grammar check immediately spots I have repeated a word, but never mind! As soon as I heard this wonderful new noun (a ‘there-there’), I found it captivating. How much more immediate than solace or consolation. Other recent activity has … Continue reading

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