The (not Big, not Fat) Quiz of 2016…a speech and communication blog.

It’s hard to believe we’re now in the countdown to 2017. I’m not sure where the last 12 months have gone…there’s some months that I’m sure we must have skipped (or sign of my failing memory). J and I have been ‘tagged’ to share the highlights of our 2016 by the lovely Jacqueline at Life, Love…

London baby! Speech and communication blog

Today I set up J’s new London blocks by Jojo Maman Bebe. He got these for Christmas as he loves small world play. So, I set it up with his train set (which he quickly changed for cars instead but I went with it!). J was eager to check out each of the pieces. He…

Post Christmas catch up…speech and language blog

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, Hanukkah or other December festival. It’s been a busy time here as it’s a chance to catch up with family and friends who I usually miss because of work and commitments. Silent Night No new words but J is now able to mimic  tweeting like a bird…

Fun at duplo farm…speech and language blog

Hi all,  I hope everyone is feeling festive. It’s been so busy our end with Christmas parties, fayres and sorting the house for visitors. I have tried to keep a sense of ‘normality’ where possible to help avoid anxieties. It’s easy for children to get over excited and over stimulated which can then cause upset…

To speech and language delay Mum’s…(and dads). 

I didn’t have a plan for today’s blog. Even after this first sentence I don’t know what it is I want to say. I was ready to close this account and leave the world of blogging. I wonder if anyone reads this, if anyone finds it interesting or useful. I wonder who am I doing…

Having choices…moving on (speech and language blog)

J is coming on well with his symbols and Makaton. We still have no words but have more meaningful sounds now so hopefully we’re leading up to words. Annoyingly J was using ‘nana’ (banana), ‘baby’ and ‘beep beep’ (for cars) but that all seems to have stopped and we’re back to sounds. I won’t lie…its…

Choosing Early Years education…

I wrote previously about J visiting his new Preschool, well he starts officially on Thursday!  I thought now might be a good time to write about Early Years and what it all means. Where to go… There are so many early years providers now it can get confusing.  Childminders-take babies up to school age, and…