I began reading with him, pointing to pictures in books telling him what they were and then quizzing him on the words. I bought him books specifically made for teaching children their words and numbers and let him sit looking at them, letting him get familiar with the objects in the pictures so that he'd realise they were things we actually had here at home. I taught him some songs that I learned as a child and starting doing little question time sessions with him to try and get him to engage in conversation. I made sure I repeated things over and over again and found that this worked great for teaching him his colours and numbers. I also discovered that he loved watching videos on the tablet and learning new nursery rhymes whilst watching the animations and that's where ChuChuTV came in.
I think ChuChuTV offers a great learning resource for preschool age children such as Tyler Lee and I highly recommend their videos to any other parents whose little ones are also struggling with their speech. The Another aspect to their videos that I like is that they have positive messaging in them. ChuChuTV take traditional nursery rhymes and add on to them to promote good behaviour such as being kind to animals, getting outdoors and being active, etc.
Tyler Lee's favourite video from the ChuChuTV channel is Ding Dong Bell - which we both can't stop singing now! You can watch it below if you fancy sharing it with your little ones too.
ChuChuTV also have another channel called ChuChuTV Surprise, which offers lots of fun and discovery for little ones through ChuChuTV Surprise eggs - and we all know how popular those surprise egg videos are with children.
I'm very thankful for resources such as ChuChuTV, they have really contributed to helping my sons speech and it's great to hear him singing along and learning new words. It's a shame YouTube wasn't around when my brother was having difficulty with his speech too, it would have been a great help to him. It's also great that this is a free resource and with over 100 videos on their playlists we're still discovering new videos, topics and animations to keep him entertained.
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