Could your children speak more clearly and would you like to help them do that?'Helping children to speak clearly and confidently' is a 67 page book written by me, Serena Greenslade F.V.C.M (Hons) . Read my story here
The most useful skill we can teach our children is the ability to speak clearly and confidently - this will help them at nursery, school, college, university and for all of their adult life.
How would your children benefit if you help them to speak clearly ?
The benefits are numerous and we all want the best for our children.
'Helping children to speak' is written so that anyone who can speak English can understand it. You don't need to be an expert in phonetics or grammar and I guarantee that everyone will learn from this manual.
Your 67 page book 'Helping children to speak clearly and confidently' will include all of the following:
Use this book to help your child now and keep dipping into it as they grow older. The information in this book will help young children, teenagers who have become too reliant on texts and emails, university students who find they have to give presentations at tutorials and adults in the workplace who suddenly find everyone else seems to sound more confident than they do!
Any one of any age will benefit from this information and if you just keep reminding your child of the tips in this book they won't need it again until they have children!
All of the information comes from personal experience, either mine or the people I have taught over the years.
One of the best ways to get better at speaking is to read out loud and for this reason there are 8 original poems included written especially to be said aloud.
Finally, we come to the voice exercises. All parts of the body need exercise and the mouth is no different. Here you'll see how to exercise all the organs of speech.
I've included diagrams if I think it makes it easier for you to understand, all hand drawn so they show exactly what you need to know.
What do I get and what does it cost?
The cost to get this book as an ebook is only £5.49
You will be able to download 'Helping Children to Speak Clearly and Confidently' immediately.
To check what it will cost in your currency look here.
In the back of 'Helping Children to Speak Clearly and Confidently' are 17 lesson plans/verbal games.
11 for young children aged 3 - 7 years and 6 for older children aged 7 upwards.
These lessons/games give detailed information about how to encourage children to speak clearly and can be used in nurseries, schools or at home with just one or two children.
More lesson plans/verbal games can be purchased if required.
I was a very shy child but now I can talk to anyone
My school life from the age of 5 - 11 was not terribly enjoyable. When I was about ten, my school had a parents evening - you know the type of thing -the parents go along and chat to the teachers to find out how their children are getting on.
I remember my teacher well - he was young and not very chatty (at least not with ten year olds). During the course of the conversation with my mum, he told her that I seemed happy enough but that he couldn't remember speaking to me during the year!
My mum was furious. I was an incredibly shy girl and if he didn't speak to me I certainly wasn't going to go out of my way to speak to him.
As a result my mum took me to Elocution lessons and I have to say it was probably the most useful thing I have ever done. I thoroughly enjoyed these lessons and took - and passed - various exams in speech and drama and bible reading and took part every year in the Bournemouth Festival.
These lessons gave me confidence but didn't change the way I sound - I still have a slight Dorset accent and I believe we shouldn't all sound the same.
Not only has it given me my career (I qualified as an elocution teacher) but more importantly it gave me the confidence to speak!
I have now written 'Helping children to speak' which explains to you, as parents or teachers how to encourage your children to speak more clearly. Although this is written for parents the information is particularly good for anyone of any age who has to give a talk, speech or presentation at school, college or work.