Monday, 15 November 2010

Toddlers' learning 'hit by noise'

This was brought to my attention by the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists from Yahoo news:

Young children are starting nursery school unable to speak and listen properly because of continuous noise and poor conversation at home, an Ofsted report has found.Skip related content
Constantly switched on televisions, noisy brothers and sisters and raised voices are increasingly hampering children's language skills, it says.
The study, on how the best schools teach children to read, says some schools report spending days or weeks educating parents and improving children's social skills.
In some cases, children arrive at nursery still in nappies and with dummies in their mouths.
It says: "The majority of the schools visited that had nursery classes commented that, increasingly, children joined unprepared for learning and with poor listening and speaking skills. Read more on:

This is exactly why we created Smart Talkers Pre-School Communication Groups. We owe it to our children to make sure they are ready for school in more ways than one! 

We work on attention, listening, vocabulary, auditory memory, narrative skills, simple reasoning and so much more. Without these skills children will not be able to start to read and write. Spoken language abilities are the building blocks for written language
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