Unboxing Puppy Play – Part 2

Let’s explore the second half of our Puppy Play box. If you missed the first Unboxing blog post, you can check it out here. Our newest Puppy Play box uses dog themed picture books and activities, which have stood the test of time, to enrich your child’s speaking, listening and early litearcy skills. Keeping reading to find out more about each activity we have in the box (spoiler alert!)

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Unboxing Puppy Play – Part 1

Every child is fascinated by dogs – they are cute to look at and fun to play with, even if you don’t have your own! Our newest Puppy Play box is the best way to build on your child’s interest in dogs while giving them a boost with their language and literacy skills. Keeping reading to find out more about each activity we have in the box (spoiler alert!)

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Why are good speech and language skills important for children at school?

What does “language” even mean? What is it? Well, it can be tricky to define because language is actually a lot of things! But, for the purpose of this post let’s say that language is a form of effective social communication. According to the Raising Children’s Network, language skills support your child’s ability to communicate, and express and understand feelings. It also supports thinking and problem-solving, and developing and maintaining relationships. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write. Continue reading “Why are good speech and language skills important for children at school?”