Helping children to speak clearly and confidently is the most useful skill we can teach our children - this will help them at nursery, school, college, university and for all of their adult life.
'Helping children to speak' is a 67 page book 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.
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.
I was a very shy child but now I can talk to anyone
Many years ago I was a very shy child who was too frightened to speak. 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' and created online courses which explain to you, as parents or teachers how to encourage your children to speak more clearly.