Learning colours…speech and communication blog

Today we have been continuing learning colours. J can already match colours and can point to some basic colours when asked. So the next step is to use Makaton to communicate the colours.    J loves cars (and anything with moving parts to be honest) but isn’t the biggest fan of mess and ‘wet’ textures….

Making choices (part 2)…speech and language blog

Wow it’s been a time last week. J has perfected the tantrum scream and not afraid to use it, he’s also learnt to say ‘beep beep’ for cars and babbling more freely.  Making choices… So, today’s pecs activity is to strengthen his deliberate use of symbols to request an item. We used his rainbow arches…

Visit to preschool…speech and language.

Today J had his first visit/settling in session at Preschool. I admit I worried what J would be like in a group situation but he did really well. Yes, he had mega tantrums as he couldn’t have everything he wanted, when he wanted but he also did a lot of smiling and making sounds. Communication…

Out of action…speech and language¬†

Sorry we haven’t been around lately. J has gastroenteritis and feeling rough with it. Hoping it’s gone soon as my washing machine is struggling now! It does mean that we haven’t done much in terms of speech and communication. Just cuddles and Cbeebies.  Hopefully speak to you all soon, once the big red cross is…

Colours and sorting…speech and language.

J and Mummy are under the weather so we’ve had a chilled couple of days. Today we played our Orchard Toy ‘Postbox Game’.  As J is still only 1 (for few more weeks) I made it simpler by having 2 colours instead of all 4. This made it easier for J to differentiate and focus…

Exploring Bonfire Night…speech and communication.

Today is Bonfire Night. We celebrate by having bonfires and fireworks. It’s a great opportunity to bring in new language in whatever form of communication your child uses. So, today J will be surrounded by Makaton, symbol cards and spoken language (by Mum and Daddy) for colours, firework and bonfire and expressive sounds (wheeee, bang)….

Making choices…

J has been progressing well with his pecs and Makaton. We are now at the stage where he has to discriminate between symbols. Basically he has to make a choice of what he wants and give me the symbol. Then he has to correctly reach for that item. It’s seems a bit like doubling the…