Sounds Good To Me Online Course to Reinforce Sound Awareness Training for Early Childhood Educators | The Armidale Express

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Home child care providers in the region will benefit from tailored training through an educational and informative online course. Locally created, the ‘Sounds Good To Me’ program was created to ‘level the playing field’ for children in the years leading up to primary school entry by improving early childhood educations in awareness of sounds. Course co-creator and speech therapist Anne Williams said sound awareness plays a crucial role in ensuring children not only thrive in their preschools and daycares, but also in school. Also read: “Sound awareness is a very important part of learning to read and children who have these skills at school entry learn to read much more easily than those who do not,” said said Ms. Williams. “Sounds good to me – because home child care providers are helping these educators improve their skills, especially in sound awareness.” children in the program. According to Ms Williams, with more than a “million new connections” forming every second, children’s brains are developing faster in their first five years than at any other time in their lives, making early childhood a pivotal period for developing vital functions. “We recognize that home child care providers are important when it comes to preparing children for school – they do a great job, Ms Williams said. “We understand that when working for yourself it can be difficult to find the time to attend professional development, so our course is designed to be taken from home, at your own pace, at your own pace. ns, over 3 hours of training, a ready-to-implement curriculum with kids, and over 35 downloadable resources. Activities with kids are all game-based (not computer-based) and easy to integrate into your existing curriculum. Educators can learn at their own pace and receive a certificate at the end of the course. A complementary course is also available for parents for only $22 for a month’s access to an hour of tips, tricks, games and activities. Learn more about Sounds good to me courses, visit www.soundsgoodtome.com.au Our journalists work hard to bring local, up-to-date news to the community Here’s how you can access our trusted content this :

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