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First Words Ottawa is pleased to offer many resources and downloads as part of our continued commitment to raising awareness on preschool speech and language development. First Words documents are freely available for use by all. In accordance to intellectual property rights, the use these documents must acknowledge the First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa. Please read our policy guidelines. We encourage you to share these resources as well as the information learned with others.

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Talk by 2 Strategies Poster

Talk by 2 Strategies Poster Think “E-I-E-I-O” to communicate with your child.  Daily tips to help your child build their communication.   Download the PDF here.    

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – VIETNAMESE

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – VIETNAMESE An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:      

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:      

Early Learning For Every Child Today: A Framework For Ontarion Early Childhood Settings (ELECT) – 2007

Early Learning For Every Child Today: A Framework For Ontarion Early Childhood Settings (ELECT) – 2007 A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Settings describes how young children learn and develop, and provides a guide for curriculum in early childhood settings.   Download the PDF here.  

Featured Speech-Language Pathologists in Private Practice

  This listing is for information only. We do not confirm the practitioner’s certification. Please see the included checklist to help you choose the right service for your child.   Download PDF here.        

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – SIMPLIFIED CHINESE An at-a-glance poster with basic speech and language milestones to support early identification and referrals to First Words.   Download the PDF here:  

Preparing Children To Learn At School – INUKTITUT

Preparing Children To Learn At School – INUKTITUT When children start school, they should be ready to learn. Parents can do many things to help their children get ready to learn.  Children do better at school if they learn first language skills at home.  Strong first language skills make it easier for children to learn […]

Developing Language Through Television and Videos – INUKTITUT

Developing Language Through Television and Videos – INUKTITUT Most children like to watch television and videos.  Television is one way children can learn new words and ideas.  It is important to talk with your children about what they are watching. Remember to talk in your FIRST language to help your children develop strong language skills. […]

Developing Language Through Reading and Story Telling – INUKTITUT

Developing Language Through Reading and Story Telling – INUKTITUT Reading is one of the best activities that you can do with children of any age. Reading books and talking about them helps children develop language skills. Talk about books in your FIRST language so that your children develop strong language skills.   Download the PDF […]

Developing Language Through Play and Music – INUKTITUT

Developing Language Through Play and Music – INUKTITUT Children love to play. Play and music help children learn language skills in a way that is fun and easy.  Remember to use your FIRST language when playing or singing with children to help them develop strong language skills.   Download the PDF here.