No Pens Day is a great day to promote children’s speaking and listening skills.
Barney continues to amaze us every day and his understanding and use of his buttons is improving all of the time. This update summarises some of the progress he has been making, as well as includes some information about how we have taught him language, with tips and strategies for you to get started too.
Barney is increasingly interested in using the buttons to communicate with us and he has started to combine words.
Early in August I delivered an online workshop for parents of toddlers and this blog summarises some of the content
Until last year I wouldn’t have described myself as a ‘dog person’. In fact, as a child I was a little afraid of dogs and have never liked it when …
It’s 10 years ago today since I graduated from Newcastle University. In some ways it feels like yesterday and in others, it feels like a world away. I have achieved …
We all use our voices in many different ways every day. We use our voice to talk to each other about everyday things and to connect with our friends and families in a range of ways. Over the last year, much of this connection might have been (and continues to be) via video or phone calls but it is still just as important (if not more so) than ever.
Today is National Read a Book Day, and whether you’ve found a book you haven’t read yet or you just want to choose an old favourite from your shelf, today is a good day to be inspired to read.
It’s important that we take the time to look after ourselves before we offer help and support to others. Self-Care is not selfish, it’s vital in order to be able to give our best to those we love.
Children and dogs make great friends. Dogs can teach children about empathy, responsibility and can also support their self-esteem. There are also lots of opportunities to develop your child’s language …