"Home Talk Service"
About: Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre NG19 9BT
Posted by HTW (as ),
Having O. referred to home talk made me feel even less confident than I had felt before. I knew I was doing something wrong! Meeting Cris (+Jack) was nervewracking I didin't know what to expect. We sang a hello song to begin with as well as introducing ourselves. O. being O. was very shy and didin't really participate. "Am I wasting my time" I remember asking myself.
As the weeks went on and the activities changed I began to feel more at ease and I saw progression yes progression with O. We played with farm animals, went on walks, had messy play and O. s personal favourite bubble time. I began to hear O. say words I hadn't heard before. He grew in confidence and so did I. (being a single parent I lacked this) Cris helped me feel this way and that's something I'll never forget.
After this experience I would definitely recommend the programme to others as there was nothing I didn't like.
Being a single parent I thought I was doing something wrong but after having been part of the home talk programme I have realised that no I haven't been doing anything wrong I was just rusty on my techniques and ideas. Now my son knows 200+ words and has amples of confidence. So if your a parent who think your to blame for your childs delayed speech. DON'T there is always help and I assure you home talk is one of them.