Three of the biggest mistakes parents make when they want their child to talk and how to avoid them

Do you ever just wish your child would talk more?  Then this is an important article that could make the world of difference to you. As a parent you have an enormous influence on your child’s talking in those critical first 5 years.  You need to be…

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Book Central – Reading the Right Books the Right Way

No doubt you’ve heard the message “read books with your child” and you know reading with children is important but what they don’t tell you is what books to read and how to read them.  Did you know it’s actually these two things – the what and how -…

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If you want your child to have neat handwriting then read this

Is your child having trouble learning to write letters or is their handwriting messy? This is an important article that could make a big difference to them. “The nature of play is changing with the increasing use of technology. Children are going to…

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learning to read

Strengthening the Reading Rope: Early Literacy Group

Learning to read can be tricky!  There are many strands, or skills, that children need to weave together to become strong and fluent readers.  This small group focuses on building these skills in a positive and nurturing way. What is it? This is a…

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How to prepare your child for reading success

The Hanen I’m Ready!™ Program is running in January! This program shows parents how to use fun, practical tips and strategies to make early literacy-learning a natural and enjoyable part of the day. Studies have shown that children who start school…

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Building Your Child’s Vocabulary

Let’s clear up what vocabulary is to start.  It’s your child’s word bank.  It’s made up of two main parts: the words your child understands (known as receptive vocabulary) and the words they use (known as expressive vocabulary).  We divide it in two…

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Hayden’s Journey to Clear Speech

Meet the delightful Hayden.  He and his Mum, Melissa, came to Talk Play Grow for an assessment in 2014 when he had just turned 3 years old.  Melissa came in with a big, burning question “does my son have dyspraxia?’.  He was late to talk and was…

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Our Hanen I’m Ready! program is here!

Is your child starting school in the next year or two? Then this program is for you! There is lots of research that shows children who start school with higher levels of early literacy skills have greater academic success. Parent are, without doubt,…

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Top 5 Indoor Activities for Winter

With winter upon us there are days when layering up and heading out goes in the too hard basket.  But then the children get cabin fever and turn into something resembling these delightful characters... So, here are our top 5 activities to keep the…

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Book rotation: The why and how

If you're a parent you might have heard about toy rotation but have you thought of doing it with books?  For those that are scratching their head wondering what we're talking about let's clear things up a bit.  Toy rotation is the process of putting…

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Three of the biggest mistakes parents make when they want their child to talk and how to avoid them

Do you ever just wish your child would talk more?  Then this is an important article that could make the world of difference to you. As a parent you have an enormous influence on your child’s talking in those critical first 5 years.  You need to be aware of the mistakes you can make that can have a…

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Book Central – Reading the Right Books the Right Way

No doubt you’ve heard the message “read books with your child” and you know reading with children is important but what they don’t tell you is what books to read and how to read them.  Did you know it’s actually these two things – the what and how - that makes the difference to your child’s…

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If you want your child to have neat handwriting then read this

Is your child having trouble learning to write letters or is their handwriting messy? This is an important article that could make a big difference to them. “The nature of play is changing with the increasing use of technology. Children are going to school without the necessary underlying movement…

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learning to read

Strengthening the Reading Rope: Early Literacy Group

Learning to read can be tricky!  There are many strands, or skills, that children need to weave together to become strong and fluent readers.  This small group focuses on building these skills in a positive and nurturing way. What is it? This is a fun school holiday program for Kindergarten and…

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How to prepare your child for reading success

The Hanen I’m Ready!™ Program is running in January! This program shows parents how to use fun, practical tips and strategies to make early literacy-learning a natural and enjoyable part of the day. Studies have shown that children who start school with higher levels of early literacy skills have…

Continue Reading...


Building Your Child’s Vocabulary

Let’s clear up what vocabulary is to start.  It’s your child’s word bank.  It’s made up of two main parts: the words your child understands (known as receptive vocabulary) and the words they use (known as expressive vocabulary).  We divide it in two parts because there’s typically a big difference…

Continue Reading...


Hayden’s Journey to Clear Speech

Meet the delightful Hayden.  He and his Mum, Melissa, came to Talk Play Grow for an assessment in 2014 when he had just turned 3 years old.  Melissa came in with a big, burning question “does my son have dyspraxia?’.  He was late to talk and was hard to understand. Fortunately, the answer was no…

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Our Hanen I’m Ready! program is here!

Is your child starting school in the next year or two? Then this program is for you! There is lots of research that shows children who start school with higher levels of early literacy skills have greater academic success. Parent are, without doubt, the most important teachers in their child's life…

Continue Reading...


Top 5 Indoor Activities for Winter

With winter upon us there are days when layering up and heading out goes in the too hard basket.  But then the children get cabin fever and turn into something resembling these delightful characters... So, here are our top 5 activities to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy the warmth and…

Continue Reading...


Book rotation: The why and how

If you're a parent you might have heard about toy rotation but have you thought of doing it with books?  For those that are scratching their head wondering what we're talking about let's clear things up a bit.  Toy rotation is the process of putting out a small selection of your child's toys and…

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