Young children are captivated by books, and story time is something magical to them. It’s so important we protect this and positively encourage our children on their own reading journey. Learning to read is a slow and ready journey. It shouldn’t be rushed and it certainly shouldn’t be stressful. Children who learn sounds (phonetics) correctly will feel more confident and capable in their ability, therefore making reading an enjoyable experience.
Monique is the parent of a struggling learner. She has developed a passion for helping children and adults to learn better after reading Dr Norman Doidge's book The Brain That Changes Itself and then working with a speech pathologist for four years. Her business, Brain Wise Learning brings evidence based programs and products used by speech pathologists all over the world to you, to do in the comfort of your own home.
A survey of parents in 2019 showed that over 75% of parents hadn’t had their children’s hearing checked since they were born. Now you might be thinking what’s wrong with that. We did the newborn hearing check and my baby got the all clear. But the reality is that not all hearing issues are present at birth. In fact, most hearing loss is caused by middle ear issues, which typically develop after birth. This means it’s important to check your child’s hearing multiple times in their early years – once a year would be a great start.