We will be at the Five Dock @mykidsmarketnsw next weekend! Come by and say hello, check out our PlayPacks, join our sensory play activities and get some great second-hand bargains from the other stallholders!
We will also have a market special of 20% off all our PlayPacks, they make great Christmas presents for any preschooler 🎄👍
Five Dock Leisure Centre, 9am-12noon
Have you got a birthday coming up? 🎁 Do you need to find a unique, meaningful and fun gift? PlayPacks make perfect presents! We even include a free personalised greeting card. Hop over to our website to grab one today 🎉👍
Bring back the hacky sack! Remember these? You can use these on a sunny afternoon for various outdoor activities (or indoor). 1. Try balancing them on your shoe and changing feet 2. Find an empty box and see how far back you can stand to get them in 3. Throw them up high and catch on your head 4. Try juggling 4. Make a bullseye on the ground with chalk and play a round of hacky sack darts ... what other games can you come up with? 😀
Fishing fun 🎣! A great chance to add some new words to their vocabulary. Start with the basics like colour and shape, then add in some new descriptive words.
1.Catch the yellow one
2.Catch the star
3.Catch the pointy green star
4.Catch the one with wiggly tentacles
Our Sensory Spectacular box is filled to the brim with activities to get you and the little ones excited about seeing, hearing, eating, touching and smelling! This box has been carefully designed to help you connect with your little ones and have loads of fun at the same time. Best of all, the activities in the box will provide hours of screen-free playtime! Why not try one today? Delivered within 1-3 business days 📮📪
What's in your little e Fun Pack?
When my boy was little we took one out to dinner with a few "play packs", crayons, stickers, and small toys.
Now he uses one for school stuff.
I have one for travel, one for makeup, one for mommy stuff, and one for #plannersupplies .
Spooky playdough - I love making playdough, I guess it’s because I can make it better than I can cook.
This black playdough is fantastic to pop into a tin and take out and about. It can keep a little one entertained and it keeps it airtight.
A few ideas for spooky playdough ready for next month; making bats + decorating, creating pumpkins, spiders, making witch hats, cats or a Halloween monster. What do you little ones make with playdough?
Recipe used: • 1 cup flour
•1/2 cup salt
•1 cup of water
•2 tbsp oil
•2 tsp creme of tartar
I made it black using Brusho powder, you could use icing colour or food colouring but often they aren’t as dark black.
We had lots of stamping fun today. We used our @melissaanddougtoys dinosaur stampers to create a prehistoric story 🦖. We each took turns to choose a sequence in the story and came up with some funny and unique tales!
Treat bags! As some people know, I love sending packages, so of course I would send people home from the party with a special goodie bag. This year’s bag was made by @heatherforsythe on Etsy. We gave away: A and B. Homemade Lightsabers in red, blue, purple, and green. Each was unique. Thank you @instructables for the DIY. C. Glowsticks reminiscent of a lightsaber, and useful for Halloween. D. Boone’s Mill Rock Crystal Candy- something about it reminds me of Star Wars. E. Various Star Wars Jelly Bellies - for kids who don’t understand rock candy. F. Various Star Wars Mini PlayPacks for that moment when you have to keep a little one busy. G. Various Star Wars tsum tsums because I think you’re never too old for a little cuddlie. H. Stickers, just because. #goodiebag#treatbag#swag#happybirthday#birthday#starwars#jellybelly#instructables#tsumtsum#disney#rockvandy#glowstick#etsy#playpack#boonesmilltrading
The Balancing Tower! A great game for so many reasons.... fine motor skills, colour recognition and shapes. Also fantastic for building skills such as developing strategy, perseverance and trial and error 👍🏻
Custom pieces made from one Ju-Ju-Be change pad! ♡ send me your #jujube_intl changing pad, and Let's transform it into something more useful!
#littleeCustoms ♡ visit my etsy shop to find ready made goodies!
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Does your little one get nervous reading aloud, are the scared of making mistakes? How about giving Orange Pear, Apple Bear a go? There are only five words so it’s not difficult to master. But the words and illustrations move around on every page, so each new page is a surprise and delight. 🍐 🍎
📚Should my child be able to read when they get to school?
📚In short, the answer is no! But they are developing many skills that set the foundation for learning to read and spell. What you should be thinking about is whether your child can communicate clearly. Your child’s speech and language development will determine whether they are at risk of reading difficulties. Speech Pathologists can work out your child’s risk of having reading difficulties and also their pre-literacy abilities (skills that lay the foundations for learning to read and spell) as well as determine any other signs that indicate an underlying sound processing issue that may lead to reading difficulties.
📚At age 5 check that your little one:
*Speaks clearly and can be understood 100% of the time by all listeners
*Doesn’t mispronounce longer words or drop off parts of words
*Can identify sounds within words e.g. tell you what the first sound in a word is
*Speaks in full sentences with only few grammatical errors
*Follows various 2 part instructions
*Can hold a conversation
*Can tell you about their day
*Enjoys listening to you read story books and answer questions about what was read
*It's also good to know your family history - did anyone in your family have difficulty with language or learning? Does the word dyslexia pop up anywhere?
Hello! More cute customs...Enjoy!! ❤🌈🧡
*For more information on how to request an order for customs, please read the PINNED post on my FB page at fb.me/alohacraftymama.hawaii MAHALO!
👧🏼My child gets frustrated when I can’t understand what she is saying, what should I do?
👧🏻It’s common to gradually understand more of what your child is saying, as they learn the ‘adult’ way of talking. So when it is difficult:
* Ask them to show you what they want (can they point to it or bring it to you?)
* Allow them some extra time * Look at their gestures or think about the context for clues * Turn off background noise * Repeat back what you think they have said * Make the breakdown in communication playful and light hearted
Did you catch my most recent Q&A Video where I talk about screaming?
If you saw my 3yo daughter Lyra tidying her room in my insta stories yesterday - I actually cover how to promote this independent skill in the video too!
Click through the link in my bio to find the video ☺️
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous photo @aplayfulworld 🌱
🗣Tips for interacting with a person who may have communication difficulties.
🗣Communication impairment is more common than you think.The impact of communication impairment can range from mild to severe, with difficulties that can be temporary or last a lifetime. Even mild communication impairment can have a serious impact on how a person functions in their daily life, like speaking in class, ordering a meal in a restaurant or finding a job.
* Always treat the person with the communication disability with dignity and respect
* Be welcoming and friendly
* Understand there are many ways to communicate
* Ask the person with the disability what will help with communication
* Avoid loud locations, find a quiet place
* Listen carefully
* When you don’t understand, let them know you are having difficulty understanding
* If you think the person has not understood, repeat what you have said or say it a different way
* Try asking the person yes or no questions if you are having difficulty understanding them
* Ask the person to repeat or try another approach if you don’t understand
* To make sure you are understood, check with the person that you have understood them correctly
* If you ask a question, wait for the person to reply
* Allow the person time to respond, so always be patient
* Speak directly to the person and make eye contact. (Though be mindful that there are some people who may not want you to look at them, e.g. some people with autism spectrum disorder)
* Speak normally. There is no need for you to raise your voice or slow your speech.
👧🏽Are lisps normal?
👦🏻How we sound can make an impression on our listener and impact our social development (at any age!). There are a number of different types of lisps, some of which are a part of normal development. Typically, a child will have a cute interdental lisp (characterised by the tongue poking out between the front two teeth on the sounds s and z). By age 4, 80% of children will have stopped lisping in this way. Anything that seems more than just a cute little poke of the tongue should be looked at - including a tongue that appears to be visible all the time, a child who is a messy eater, a tongue that appears to protrude on several sounds and also speech that sounds slushy and wet. .
👶🏼If you unsure, contact a Speech Pathologist who can assess and diagnose your speech difficulties
👦🏻I think my child has trouble hearing, what should I do?
👧🏼Hearing is crucial to communication development. Children in Australia have their hearing screened at birth, however toddlers can encounter hearing difficulties later. This can be due to a build up of sticky fluid in the ear (aka 'Glue Ear' - a very common childhood condition) and sometimes occurs without any symptoms whatsoever! So, if you are concerned it is always recommended that you have your child’s hearing tested by an Audiologist to rule out any hearing difficulties. Not having access to the full range of speech sounds will impact a child’s speech development, language and ability to learn.
👧🏽Children with glue ear might:
> have problems with hearing, such as needing to turn the TV volume up
> have problems with balance
> have trouble sleeping
> feel pressure or pain in the ear
> be irritable
> have speech errors - dropping sounds off words, slow to develop speech
> be slow to develop speech and language
Speech Pathology week 2018 theme "Communication access is communication for all!" reinforces the important role that speech pathologists play in the lives of Australians with speech and swallowing difficulties.
As you know our co-founder Yasemin is a Speech Pathologist and her mission is to spread valuable knowledge to all. So for our PlayPack community we wanted to answer some common questions around communication difficulties, so you can better understand the important role Speech Pathologists play in the lives of many.
Each day this coming SP week we will share some tips and answers to common questions about communication. #SPweek#PlayPack