Will Toddler Talk help your child learn to communicate? Read our review to find out.
|The Review: Archie & family tested Toddler Talk, an activity pack to promote communication development of toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old. |
I have a 2 1/2 yr old who has had problems with Glue Ear since he was 1 resulting in him having impaired hearing until he had grommets put in a few months ago. Because he has been unable to hear for so long, his speech now needs a lot of work so I was very excited to try this product out.
The Toddler Talk package comes from "I Can" who are a registered charity who specialise in helping children who find it difficult to communicate. The pack itself is an attractive box filled with cards which follow themes like; Understanding what is said,Learning and Using New Words and Talking Socially -Eye Contact.
Each card has an activity designed without needing any specialist equipment and not needing to spend loads of time preparing the activity. I find this really helpful as every mum of toddlers know that concentration is not uppermost on the priority list of a 2 yr old!
An example of an activity we did was using a teddy/doll/favourite figurine and describing feeding, washing or playing with it. We used Makka Pakka and brushed his teeth, fed him some lunch and gave him a dummy. It was all about using specific words to repeat and show the action at the same time, first of all mummy doing it then after a few goes, asking toddler to try without mummy doing it first. After a few goes, Lewis was really enjoying it and started to bring in his own props and giving the teddy "ju cup" (drink) and washing his hair.
I am really impressed by this set and it is so easy to use and so user friendly. A great resource for mums with little ones who have communication problems or just as an activity to do on a wet afternoon. A lot of the activities are simply playing with your baby which is never a bad thing in my book.
Toddler Talk reviewed by Nicola & Aimee ( 2 yrs old )
I was so excited to try Toddler Talk as i have a 2 yr old daughter (27 months ) Aimee who has expressive speech delay so this was the perfect product for me.
This pack consists of 35 glossy cards which cover all aspects of a toddler learning to talk such as :
Attention and listening
- Understanding what is said
- Building sentences
- Talking socially
Each card has a game or activity described such as playing shop which was one of our favourites. Most activities can be done with the toys your child already has or some everyday household items. All of the activites are just generally playing with your child which is something I do everyday but as all mums know, sometimes it can be difficult to think of a new game to play with your child so this pack is perfect with 35 different ideas.
I liked this pack and it gets results as i have had some progress with Aimee's speech, she is now saying no at the appropriate times like if i ask her if she wants more lunch and she'll say no. I know that doesn't sound like a great deal but to a mum who's child never talks, its the best feeling in the world.
More information on Toddler Talk is available on www.ican.org.uk