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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 Milestone Poster – ARABIC

Talk by 2 Milestone Poster – ARABIC 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 – ARABIC

Preparing Children To Learn At School – ARABIC 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 – ARABIC

Developing Language Through Television and Videos – ARABIC 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 – ARABIC

Developing Language Through Reading and Story Telling – ARABIC 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 – ARABIC

Developing Language Through Play and Music – ARABIC 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.  

Kindergarten Expectations: What You Can Do At Home – ARABIC

Kindergarten Expectations: What You Can Do At Home – ARABIC Every family wants their children to do well in school. Families can help their children learn at home so they are prepared for kindergarten. Children do better at school if they develop strong language skills at home. Remember to talk in your FIRST language with […]

Baby & Toddler Speech and Language Milestones – ARABIC

Baby & Toddler Speech and Language Milestones – ARABIC Minimum speech and language milestones for children 6 months to 2.5 years of age.   Download the PDF here.  

Preschool Speech and Language Milestones – ARABIC

Preschool Speech and Language Milestones – ARABIC Minimum speech and language milestones for children 3 to 5 years of age.   Download the PDF here.  

FAQ: First Language Use & Bilingualism – ARABIC

FAQ: First Language Use & Bilingualism – ARABIC Frequently asked questions on learning more than one language.   Download the PDF here.