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Learning Letter Sounds

Learning to read begins with the ears. 👂🏼👂🏼 When our little ones start Junior Infants, we become aware that they first start to say letter sounds such as ‘muh’ for M or ‘eh’ for E and so on. This seems to be the very beginning of reading as this is what we see. However learning toContinue reading “Learning Letter Sounds”

Dyspraxia/DCD

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is the formal diagnosis. 📎It is a neurological disorder affecting physical coordination. 📎It is not related to intelligence but can affect cognitive skills. 📌It seems to be more common in boys than girls. 📌Sometimes children with DCD can be mistaken as being ‘clumsy’. 📌It affects fine motors skills – writing, colouring,Continue reading “Dyspraxia/DCD”

DLD

I have teamed up with Suzanne, a speech & language therapist from @the.babblingbookclub to create this infographic about DLD. Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) 🗣DLD is diagnosed when a child or adult has significant difficulty talking and/or understanding language. 🗣 In an average class of 30, up to two children may have DLD (1 out of 15).Continue reading “DLD”

School Bags

Choosing the right school bag for starting school is a minefield! Here are some tips: The bags must be big enough to comfortably fit an A3 ziplock wallet for books, copies, worksheets etc. A decent sized lunch box must also for it. Make sure there is netting on the side to howls a drinks bottle.Continue reading “School Bags”

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