Resource Library

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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Baby Talk Tips

Baby Talk Tips Tips to help build your baby’s communication during daily acitivities such as mealtimes, bathtime, dressing, diaper changes and story time.   Download the PDF here.    

Help Your Preschooler Develop Language

Help Your Preschooler Develop Language Daily strategies to help build your child`s communication from 3 to 5 years of age.   Download the PDF here.  

Using Play To Promote Language

Using Play To Promote Language Play builds language.  Through games, a child seeks out a playmate, follows a set of rules, negotiates, takes turns, cooperates and accepts an outcome at the end.  All those skills are closely linked to communication.  It is never too soon to start playing with your child.   Download the PDF […]

Mealtime Tips To Help Stimulate Language Development

Mealtime Tips To Help Stimulate Language Development Research shows that establishing a family dinner routine benefits the family’s health and relationship and is great for language development!  Daily tips for your child’s age to help build language during snack and mealtimes.   Download the PDF here.  

How To Choose Good Books

How To Choose Good Books Tips on what type of books to choose for your child’s age to develop a love of reading.   Download the PDF here.  

Choosing Books

Choosing Books Book titles and authors recommended for your child’s age.   Download the PDF here.  

Help Your Baby Learn To Talk

Help Your Baby Learn To Talk Babies learn from the adults around them and need to hear language throughout their day.  Examples of what you can talk about with your baby to help build their future language.   Download the PDF here.  

Help Your Child Learn To Talk

Help Your Child Learn To Talk Children need to hear language throughout their day. Examples of what you can talk about with your child to help build their language.   Download the PDF here.  

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

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: