Q&A with Nicola Davies

“Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth” is a stunningly beautiful book with detailed illustrations and facts that will increase your appreciation of the world we live in and our part in maintaining and plant and animal diversity of this planet. We were lucky to sit down with Nicola Davies, the author of this beautiful book to understand a little more about how this book originated, the process behind creating this book and what we can expect next from Nicola.

Enjoy!

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It’s Playtime Parents!

Play.  Yes another buzz word.  Are we playing with our kids enough?  It’s quite an odd question really when a child’s natural instinct is to play.  A human’s natural instinct is to move and look how our sedentary we all are!  In today’s digital world where portable technology follows us everywhere, we have to consciously schedule time for things like exercise and play.

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Why first words don’t come first

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Parents love first words.  This milestone is one of the most exciting because all of a sudden your baby has become a real little person.  It is the icing on the cake when the first word is also your name.  “Dada” or “Mama” (heart melts).  As speech pathologists, we are often asked when should my child say their first words?  

Well the short answer is at about their first birthday but what many of us don’t realise is that there is a set of skills known as ‘pre-language’ that develop well before they are of ‘speaking age’.  In fact, there’s a lot you can be ‘looking’ for when you are busy ‘listening’ for first words.  Here are our top 3 ‘look fors’ before first words:

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