Hello and WELCOME to our school readiness program where one of our resident leading experts, Sonja Walker, talks us through everything we need to know about our children starting school.

In order for your child to be able to start learning to read when they go to school next year, they need to be able to speak well. In this video, I explain the sounds that your child should be able to say and provide you with a free downloadable fact sheet that provides lots of ideas for building your child’s spoken language skills.

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  • Great tips and the feedback of funny ways to help are very good also. Thanks


  • My daughter can talk very well, our issue is getting her to talk when she is uncomfortable. She has a bit of selective mutism.


  • you seem like a really lovely person Sonya, i wish my kids would have you for a teacher! i think this video was great.

    • What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it!


  • Thanks for your guide Sonja. We play a lot of pretend games to encourage new speech patterns. It could be pretending to be a tiger ” Grrr, grr, Growl”, fixing a cardboard box car with a motor not starting “R R Rrrr RR rr “, endless combinations.

    • What a great idea! I’m sure your children are having fun and learning their sounds at the same time!


  • Thank you so much. This informationis wonderful

    • I’m so glad you’re finding my tips useful! Thank you so much for your feedback!


  • Thank you so much. These are fantastic


  • the sounds


  • Lke yw


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