Fine and Gross Motor Developmental Milestones – Ages 4 and 5
This fine and gross motor development milestone poster/sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.
Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The sheet outlines: What children be able to do with their body. Tips
Developing Cutting Skills Milestones – Ages 3 – 6
A milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 3 to 6 years.
Over a period of several years, children progress through several steps when learning to cut with scissors. Step 1 – Children learn to hold scissors
Ages and Stages of Literacy Development – Ages 3 – 12
A fact sheet which identifies age related milestones for literacy development in children from 3 years of age. Included are decoding and spelling skill checklists for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5).
Many parents wonder if their child’s reading skills are developing at the normal rate. While there are individual differences, there is a general progression of
Speech and Language Development Milestones – 4 years old
This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for 4 year olds.
The following implementation booklet outlines how PLD speech pathology designed programs can be applied to schools. Refer to pages 7, 11, 12 and 18.
Other related milestone sheets and videos have been listed below.
3 years of age:
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10 Minute Language Games – Set 1From $65.00$65.00 incl. GST
Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.
Designed by speech pathologists for teachers and parents, 10 Minute Language Games – Set 1 for 3 to 5 year olds presents numerous short fast paced games and activities that are fun and engaging and which facilitate: Vocabulary expansion Practice retrieving theme-based vocabulary from children’s ‘mental dictionaries’ The application of theme-based vocabulary to categorising and description tasks Examples of age-appropriate and non-age appropriate answers Children with language and semantic delays will often have: Gaps in their vocabulary. Difficulty retrieving their vocabulary from their mental dictionaries. Children with vocabulary retrieval problems will inconsistently retrieve appropriate words (e.g. on occasions they will label ‘lion’ appropriately and on other occasions, the labels ‘tiger or leopard’ will be used.) Other children may demonstrate relatively age-appropriate vocabularies but are non- automatic in the retrieval of the appropriate words. These children typically require additional ‘think’ or processing time. Activity 1 – Naming and Speaking in Single Words: The vocabulary-based games are fun and engaging ways to rehearse the labelling of common category based items. Activity 2 – Sorting and Speaking in Short Sentences: In the sorting tasks children are given the opportunity to become familiar with the characteristics that best describe the pictured items. Activity 3 – Describing and Connecting Several Sentences Together: In the describing tasks children are given the opportunity to give clues and therefore describe the pictured items. Each theme has 3 activity cards and 24 colour vocabulary cards. We recommend introducing the themes in the following order: Food Things You Wear Farm Animals Things that Take You Places Toys Around the Home
Activity Retells for 3 to 5 Year OldsFrom $65.00$65.00 incl. GST
Developing language within the early years
Narrative skills can be a challenge for children to master, however, Activity Retells for three to five-year-olds is designed to make the journey easier. Designed by Speech Pathologists, this program attempts to break down activity retells into simple sequential steps for teachers, early childhood staff and parents. The program trains teachers, early childhood staff and parents to identify the language that is expected in activity retells and presents specific techniques and supports to assist children to develop this language. The program provides simple activity examples and visual cues that are designed to be incorporated into early childhood, classroom and home environments utilising activities that occur every day. The pre-school years are critical in the development of oral narrative language skills. It takes children from conversation to talking in a monologue, using formal language. Children need to practise these skills like they practise their phonological awareness skills, pre-writing skills and numeracy skills. The program provides: multiple examples of modelling 3, 4, and 5-year-old language explicit instruction on how to develop age-appropriate skills assessment and monitoring procedures planning and programming support visual supports and activity retell examples techniques and strategies to develop and accelerate language skills progress check sheets developmental milestone sheets 3 colour sets of A5 cards 5 x A3 colour posters This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 8 & 13.
Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills For 4 Year OldsFrom $65.00$65.00 incl. GST
Oral language preparation for writing including show and tell, activity retells & news telling.
Initially, all four-year-olds will require support with activity retells. However if after a period of teaching they appear anxious or produce inadequate information then they may need additional support and repetition to further develop their skills. That’s why we have created Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills for 4-Year-Olds. For students with delayed language it is recommended that concrete visual aids are used to assist in the organisation and sequence of the news telling. Initially, the retells will need to occur directly after the activity, this way the materials are still present to be used as visual cues and the sequence is relatively fresh. Before commencing the activity it is recommended that the task is demonstrated step by step and explained using the language that is to be targeted in the retelling by the students. This program has been developed by Speech Pathologists for use in the classroom or home instruction, to help parents and teachers instruct 4-year-olds oral language skills in the following areas: activity retells, show and tell (or object descriptions) and event-based news. Includes: Instructions for how to implement at a whole class, small group and individual level. Pre-tests and post tests-to review progress and to determine the children who would benefit from visits to a Speech Pathologist Supporting cards and posts included Instruction manual (78 pages) 3 sets of A5 colour cards 5 x A3 colour posters There is a follow on resource for this series, for more check out Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills for 5 Year Olds here. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 8.
Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 1From $65.00$65.00 incl. GST
A school-based or home-based program designed to equip teachers and parents of 3-4 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.
Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 1 is designed to equip teachers and parents of 3-4 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge. A good grasp of semantics broadens a child’s understanding of the meaning of words, which then helps them to understand what they hear or read and also helps them to express exactly what they want to say. A child who is struggling with semantics will be the child who: Can’t stay on the topic of simple story or news telling, but goes off on unrelated tangents. Takes a long time to think of particular words they want to use in conversation. Uses non specific vocabulary such as ‘that’ ‘there’ ‘this one’. Has difficulty sorting items into groups, describing them, and finding differences and similarities. Has difficulty understanding instructions that include time vocabulary such as ‘before’ ‘after’ ‘first’ etc. ‘Semantics’ refers to the meaning of sentences and words and how words relate to one another. That is, whether words belong in groups or categories together (e.g. Apples and oranges and pears are all fruit), whether they are similar to each other, or different and the features they have e.g. Size, shape and colour. Another way to think of semantics is like a network or web. Each word we speak or read has a place in this web. Each word has other words linked to it, some closely related and some distantly related. Each word belongs to several groups, some big and some small and each word has a definition that sets it apart from other words that are similar. Some words are related by the fact that they are actually opposites! All this information surrounding words is what we aim to teach young children about the vocabulary that is appropriate to their stage of development and life experience. Semantics is one facet of oral language. Given that oral language is not only a strong predictor of academic and social success but also a necessary requirement for good mental health, it is important that parents and teachers have the skills and resources needed to facilitate the development of oral language in young children. The aim of this program is to train parents and teachers to structure and facilitate developmentally appropriate semantic activities for 3 to 4 year old children. This program provides: Semantic activities and accompanying picture resources. Examples of appropriate and inadequate responses for 3-4 year old children. Techniques and strategies to implement when a child provides an inadequate answer. Features: Colour thematic picture scenes include the zoo, transport, at home, food, school, toys, Australian animals, clothes, under the sea and birthday party. Specific semantic questioning is outlined for each picture scene. Examples of appropriate and inadequate responses for 3-4 year old children. Techniques and strategies are outlined when a child provides an inadequate answer. This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 8. See Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 2 HERE.