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Accent Articles

How to spell the P sound

The P sound is spelled one of two ways: P:  person, open, cheap PP:  happy

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Webinar Handouts

Click the links next to the class title to download handouts. Sign up links are here. How to Say the L Sound:   L Webinar 7_14 Top 10 ESL Vowel Mistakes:   Top 10 vowel mistakes 7_14     &nbsp

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How to spell the T sound

The T sound can be spelled many ways.  However, it is typically spelled with a T:  talk, jets, at. It can also be spelled: TT:  cattle ED:  tapped TH:  Thomas BT:  debt TW:  two

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Top Consonant Mistakes Webinar

Click the link to download the presentation for the Top Consonant Mistakes Webinar on July 8, 2014.   TARLESPEECH Top 10 CONSONANT mistakes 7_8_14   Still need to sign up, then click here

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FREE Webinars this summer

Sign up for our FREE webinars today!   Top Consonant Pronunciation Mistakes Tuesday, July 8 from 1-2 PM CDT    Top Vowel Pronunciation Mistakes Tuesday, July 22 from 1-2 PM CDT    How to Say the CH Sound:   Tuesday, July 15 12:30-1 PM CDT;   Tuesday, July 15 5-5:30 PM CDT   How to Say the L  Sound [&hellip

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Summer Training Special: only $10/hour

ATTENTION ESL SPEAKERS: Want to reduce your accent and work on your English, but don’t want to pay a fortune? For a limited time only, in the month of July, sign up for a class with a pronunciation specialist to work on concerns that you have with English: reading, pronouncing specific sounds, intonation, etc.  Must [&hellip

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Child Services Articles

Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? By Karen Katz

In this book, baby needs to find the Easter eggs. Your child needs to help!

Karen Katz brings us another great book for the Easter season: “Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs?” The repetitive lines of the story are great for teaching sentence structure, questions, yes and no responses, and spring vocabulary.

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Lift a flap books by Karen Katz

I came across these short, fun, colorful, lift a flap books by accident.  They have quickly become some of my favorites.  The children (ages 2-5) that I work with love them too.  They are charming for children and adults.  As most parents know, children enjoy hearing the same story again and again.  Reading these books for the [&hellip

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Leave preferred items in sight but out of reach

A great way to encourge requests is to tempt a child.  Children must have a reason to communicate.  If a child is not talking much, often times, caregivers tend to meet their needs.  Then a vicious cycle occurs.  You meet the needs.  The child takes the items.  The child never has to communicate.  Try one of [&hellip

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Talking: expectations at three years

At three years, your child’s language is becoming more complex.  Sentence length is getting longer (about 3 words).  Grammar is really taking off.  You will hear: plurals (girls) past tense verbs (kicked) prepositions (in, on, under) pronouns (I, you, me) Your child will still make a lot of mistakes.  Especially with grammar.  Rules will be [&hellip

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Talking: expectations at two years

Communication seems to explode between age one and two.  Remember, just 12 months ago, your child said his first word.  Now, he is combining 2 words into phrases.  He will use some adjectives(describing words…red, big), action words (go, done) and pronouns (me, my).  You might hear these phrases: big truck Mommy go my book all done Speech [&hellip

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Talking: expectations at one year

This is an exciting time.  Around one year of age, your child will say his or her first word.  Your child may say things like:  “Ma, Dada, or bye”.  Imitation of words and sounds will begin. If he does not say a word, do not worry just yet.  There is a range of normal.  Some [&hellip

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