We all know that reading books is important for our child but do we know why? If we truly understood the benefits of read alouds, would we change the way we read?
Little Birdie Book Boxes provide RichREADING activity cards in every box to accompany their carefully-selected, quality picture books. These cards provide a key focus for parents to think about when they are reading the book. These small changes in HOW you read will give your child an ‘educational edge’ and make your read alouds RICH and your child’s future RICH in opportunities. Here’s how: Continue reading “RichREADER, PoorREADER: Does how you read to your child really matter?”
‘She likes your high voice’ a friend of mine said to me once about his daughter. Yes, I am that person who talks in a sing-song voice when speaking to babies. I’ve heard this voice many times when I am talking to my baby while standing at the supermarket checkout, with people around me smiling (smirking?) and probably wondering why I sound so cringe-worthy.
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We live in the middle of Brisbane City in a small Queenslander so my daughter’s first words so far have been quite ‘city-slickerish’. Light (ight); fan, (ffff); ball (ba_); and shoes (sooz) are some of her earliest and best words so far.
So the ‘nature-lover’ in me was delighted to see her pointing up at the moon the other night. Funnily enough, while she pointed to the moon, she unmistakably announced that it was a ‘ball’. This mistake made me laugh but I also found it fascinating to reflect upon first words and how language develops.
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Speech Language Pathologists, or Speechies as we are affectionately known in Australia, are allied health professionals who study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice (Speech Pathology Australia).
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Welcome to Little Birdie Books | Language Learning in Flight!
This is our first blog post so it seemed apt to share who we are, why we are here and the story behind our name. We are Little Birdie Books and a rose by any other name really would NOT smell as sweet. Here’s why:
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