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On words, and perceptions of reality

I have been thinking a lot lately about how words shape reality.

It is true of course in my writing. As I immerse myself in the third draft of my novel I am increasingly aware of being engaged in a  604 more words

The Reading Child

“Children these days don’t read” is a common complaint nowadays. Teachers, parents and people in general are always complaining about the absence of reading habit amongst today’s children. 707 more words


Taking things literally

I love the way that children express themselves when they’re learning words and language.

We went to visit a friend recently and Emilia said, “are you going to have your hair painted today, Mummy?”.   206 more words

The Princess Update

Our eyes meet as I lurch out of the airport terminal with my bags. Her face lights up in a huge beam and her small body spasms with delight against the confines of her car seat. 329 more words

The Princess Diaries

How Quality Helps Babies’ Language Development Grow

Researchers know that talking to babies helps their vocabularies grow. The more words infants hear the better. But studies show that in addition to more words, babies benefit from hearing more complex words. 608 more words

Language Development

#IMLD: Mother Tongue, Father Tongue?

This is revised from a previous post, and is for all the Dads out there wondering why they are being left out of the party… 432 more words


Mission in the Media: "Playing with Words 365" Details the Best Children's Books for Speech & Language Development

The team at “Playing with Words 365,” a blog that unites parents and professionals in the name of speech and language development, rounded up a  lengthy list of children’s books catered to improving language skills in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 105 more words

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