Parent reviews of Chatting with Children
A number of parent bloggers have recently reviewed our newest resource, Chatting with Children. The reviewers were all very positive about Chatting with Children. Click on their names to see how other parents are using the activity cards!
Older Mum said, “The great thing about these activity cards is that you can pull them out for a quick five minute game, and they provide plenty of ideas for indoor things to do now the days are getting wetter and shorter. And of course, they are a great tool for improving your child’s language and social skills in preparation for school.”
Make Shift Mummy (whose child has Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia) said, “We have been able to adapt the games to suit Youngling and his speech therapy targets. For example there is a game called Copy Cats (the one with the Monkey on the front). It really does what the it says on the tin – so to speak. There are a couple of variations to try to make it easier or more difficult. We have adapted the game by adding a phonic sound and a cued articulation hand sign/gesture. Youngling recognises these from Speech Therapy sessions and he has started to show more focus with his eyes when watching you.”
Writings, Ramblings and Reviews said, “I can see real benefits of this pack, as simple as some of the games seem, they are perfect for developing language and understanding, and the fact they are easy just means that anyone can use them! I can’t wait to take them in to work, I know some families that will benefit from them!! If you work with Children, have children or child mind children I would say you need these cards!”
Aspergers Info said, “I was extremely impressed to hear about a new developmental tool called “chatting with children” I haven’t really seen anything of this kind before and feel its something that could make a whole lot of difference to parents everywhere.”
Right from the start said: They are a great resource for families and could provide a wealth of ideas for small group times at pre-school. Many of the cards remind me of games I played with the autistic children I worked with, helping them extend their vocabulary and comprehension and categorise language. These cards would have been an invaluable resource for these families.”
The Crazy Kitchen said: “Jack really enjoyed [the] game and continued to play it with Daddy, collecting more pairs of objects and talking about them. He now wants to take the cards into Pre-school to play the games with his friends.”