The home literacy environment is a well-established predictor of children’s language and literacy development (Frijters, Barron, & Brunello, 2000; Levy, Gong, Hessels, Evans, & Jared, 2006; Senechal & Lefevre, 2002).
What IS the “home literacy environment” (HLE)? In research, this usually refers to activities by family members at home that relate to literacy learning as well as the literacy resources in the home and parental attitudes toward literacy.
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Did you know that approximately 1 in 14 children have a hidden condition known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? DLD occurs when a person has difficulties understanding and/or using spoken language for no known reason. It often presents in early childhood as difficulties learning new words, finding it hard to put words together or telling a story. Children with DLD often go on to have challenges with school and learning to read.
Signs of DLD
Children with DLD are as intelligent as their peers, but may experience difficulties with:
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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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