Free Parent Event: How to Teach Your Child to Talk


Free Community Service Seminar - How to Teach Your Child to Talk

Have you noticed that your child…

  • Is not using as many words as other children of the same age?
  • Mispronouces sounds and words?
  • Pinches, bites or hit other children instead of ‘using their words’?
  • Has had lots of coughs, colds and ear infections?
  • Struggles in English speaking environments (if another language is spoken at home)?
  • Finds it hard to play or join in with other children?
  • Has tantrums when he/she can’t communicate what they want or need?
  • Struggles to remember and follow instructions?

Long before children ever learn to read or write, they are developing the talking and listening skills required to understand how language works.

Between the ages of 0 and 5,  the language centres of your child’s brain are developing and YOU play an important part in helping your son or daughter build the communication skills needed for future learning and social success.

At Kids First’s next free Community Service Seminar, you’ll meet two paediatric speech pathologists who support the speech and language development of toddlers and preschoolers every day.

With valuable information, tips and take home resources to share, they will equip you with the tools you need to support your child at home, preschool and in the playground.

If you’re keen to help your child make friends and learn easily, join April Yumang and Felicity Lear on March 20 for this excellent, FREE two hour event.

April Yumang - Children's Speech Therapist at Kids First Children's Services in Sydney's northern beaches

April Yumang – Speech Pathologist

With a Masters of Speech Pathology and extensive experience in paediatric practice, April has a special professional interest in supporting very young children as they master the art of talking and listening. April is bilingual, and works with many families who speak more than one language. She also has post-graduate training in Early Intervention, and has helped hundreds of late talkers learn to communicate clearly.




Felicity Lear - Children's Speech Therapist in Sydney's northern beaches

Felicity Lear – Speech Pathologist

Felicity is not only a highly experienced speech pathologist, but she is also a busy mum to three children, so she understands the pressures families face as their children are learning to speak. In addition to her years of work in private practice, preschools and schools, Felicity has a background in supporting children with hearing impairments, autism and other developmental differences. Felicity is trained in Auslan and has extensive experience with children who have disabilities.


Who is this event for?

How to Teach Your Child to Talk is relevant for parents of children aged 0 – 5. Early educators, preschool staff and teachers who work with young children are also most welcome to attend.

Download a printable flyer here to share on the notice board at your child's playgroup, preschool or school

Event Details

Date:        Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Time:        7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue:     The Chairman’s Lounge, Brookvale Oval

The Chairman’s Lounge is located in the Ken Arthurson stand on the first floor of the Brookvale Oval stadium complex. Entry is via the stairs near the main gate located on Alfred Street, Brookvale. Parking is available in the Brookvale Oval complex and in neighbouring streets.

Your respect for our cancellation policy (detailed below) is appreciated


Free places at Kids First Community Service Seminars are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and due to the heavy expected demand for this event, bookings are essential.

This will be the only presentation of this seminar for 2018.

Cancellation Policy

If you book a place and fail to attend this event, another family may miss out on the opportunity to participate. Should your plans change, please inform us of your change of circumstances at least 24 hours prior to the event. Kids First reserves the right to wait-list guests who have held bookings for free Community Service Seminars in the past and have, without notice, failed to attend.

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