language skills

AusE babies trump their peers at word learning
AusE babies trump their peers at word learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning. At just 17-months-old, infants with Australian English (AusE) as their native language can already encode highly dynamic acoustic properties in speech, ... Read More »

Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development
Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers, as well as mothers, are being encouraged to read to their kids after new research has shown the impact dads can have on their child’s language development. The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has opened ... Read More »

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Read and match worksheets
Read and match worksheets (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 5-7 years old Duration of activity 10 minutes. Keep children engaged and interested with short activity times. Let the child have free time after they successfully complete a worksheet. Materials/equipment Downloadable Read and Match Animal Set Worksheet Downloadable Read ... Read More »

Adopted babies can remember their birth language
Adopted babies can remember their birth language (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience. This means that even in the very early months of life, useful language knowledge ... Read More »

Spelling ability predicts students’ writing success
Spelling ability predicts students’ writing success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mrs Tessa Daffern from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) analysed data from year three and year five NAPLAN Writing Tests and Language Conventions Tests (2012-2013) to expose the relationship between spelling, grammar and punctuation, and ... Read More »

Coloured rice
Coloured rice (10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)

Age 0-8 years. Most of these games and activities are suitable for toddlers and preschool children. Sensory play games like pouring and scooping are great for babies and toddlers. The weighing and measuring activity and the more complex art ideas ... Read More »

Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children
Texting can enhance reading and comprehension in school children (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Curtin University research study involving junior school children has concluded that better interpretation of digital textisms can improve their reading and language skills. The research by Associate Professor Genevieve Johnson in Curtin’s School of Education has been published in ... Read More »

Give the gift of speech and language development
Give the gift of speech and language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Kids Talk Lab at the University of Sydney are encouraging parents to give children books as gifts this Christmas to help develop vital speech, language and communication skills. Speech pathologist Dr Elise Baker said many parents worry about their children’s speech, ... Read More »

Alphabet poster: Animal train
Alphabet poster: Animal train (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity There are many different games and activities you can play with the alphabet animal train poster. You can fill in a few spare minutes or spend an hour or more. Materials/equipment Alphabet poster- animal ... Read More »

 
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