Parenting skills: teach your children to speak clearly
What you'll learn
- How to help and encourage children to speak with ease, clearly and confidently.
- Your children will be able to communicate with clarity
- Your children will be able to articulate well
- Your children will be able to speak to teachers and other adults without fear or stress. It's surprising how many children are frightened to speak to their teacher to ask for the toilet etc.
- You should be able to speak English
- You should have the desire to help children speak and communicate
Teach your 2 - 9 year old to speak clearly in sentences, there is also a section at the end for older children.
Parenting and teaching from home can be difficult but the one skill that we can all teach our children is how to speak confidently.
How would your children benefit if you could help them learn the most important skill in life?
The benefits are numerous and we all want the best for our children.
Children who can speak clearly and confidently are happy children
Children who can speak clearly and confidently and in sentences are more likely to be top of their class because they're not frightened to speak or ask the teacher questions.
Children who can speak clearly and confidently are willing to join in social events - parties, clubs, sports etc. They don't need to have a parent with them all the time because they can speak for themselves. You, as a parent don't need to worry if they'll ask to use the toilet etc.
Children who can speak clearly and confidently are successful children.
Confident, successful children sleep well at night.
As parents we spend hours encouraging children to walk (often before they are ready), to count and to read but we rarely spend time actively encouraging them to speak clearly. I don't mean correcting how a word is pronounced, 'no, it's not oppolit, it's opposite' (a word I had trouble with as a child) I mean teaching them to speak in sentences. We assume that because we talk all day every day our children will pick it up.
However, most children kick a ball around a lot but that doesn't mean they will be good footballers, we all walk and run but if we want to excel at it we have to have special training. Speaking is the same. If we want our children to be able to speak confidently and clearly they need to be shown how.
This course includes my 50 page ebook 'Helping children speak clearly and confidently'
This course will show you the parenting skill you need to help children, how to correct them, how to encourage them to speak in sentences and how to have fun with sounds. The methods used in this course can be used to help children who are just learning to speak or older children who lack clarity or confidence.
Speaking should be fun for all ages and if a child can be heard and understood, school life becomes much more fun and much less stressful.
It has been reported in the UK that more than a quarter of children starting primary school are unable to communicate in full sentences and it is so easy for parents to help their children. Don't let your child be miserable and unsure of themselves, help them now.
Who this course is for:
- Parents, teachers, pre-school teachers, teaching assistants, child day care leaders
Serena Greenslade is an experienced speech confidence coach from Dorset, UK and she now lives in central Portugal. Serena qualified in 1994 (A.N.E.A.) as an elocution teacher and since then has taught lecturers at Universities, trainee doctors for the NHS, sports coaches, business people, telephone sales personnel, children, health care workers, stroke victims and staff at national charities. Serena specializes in one to one private lessons for children and adults and workshops for businesses. In June 2014 she gained her Fellowship, F.V.C.M.(Hons).
Serena says 'I know how it feels to be uncertain and frightened about speaking.' She is now qualified to the highest level (Fellowship and Associateship) and is able to help you improve your speaking skills. She lives in jeans, laughs a lot and has a hint of a Dorset accent when not teaching but Serena is passionate about her work and incredibly serious (with a huge smile) when it comes to teaching her clients to sound confident.
When Serena was about ten, her school had a parents evening where the parents go along and chat to the teachers to find out how their children are getting on. During the course of the conversation with her mum, the teacher told her that Serena seemed happy enough but that he couldn't remember speaking to her during the year! Serena was an incredibly shy girl.
As a result of this Serena's mum took her to elocution lessons.
These lessons gave Serena confidence but didn't change the way she sounds, 'I still have a Dorset accent (although when I teach I lose it) and I strongly believe we shouldn't all sound the same'.
Serena was still a very shy girl but knew how to speak when she had to. At her senior school, the different classes used to take it in turns to participate in the morning assemblies. She had a very elderly Maths teacher who claimed that the only time he could hear the assembly was when Serena did a reading. In return for this she was excused Maths tests in his class. Luckily her maths didn't suffer – Serena went on to pass 'A' level Maths.
In 1979 Serena obtained a degree in Law and Economics and went on to become a trainee accountant - for all of 12 weeks. Sitting in an office all day was not for her. Luckily she decided to return to what she enjoyed doing and in 1994 qualified (A.N.E.A.) as an elocution teacher. In 2014 she obtained her Fellowship with Honours from Victoria College (F.V.C.M.)
In addition to publishing her own books, Serena has written an academic paper in Voice and Speech Review April 2015.
Serena has also written articles in many publications including Dance Studio Life July 2015, The Lady Magazine in Sept 2014, ISTD Dance magazine in Jan 2014, PTR Tennis Pro in April 2007, The International Tennis Federation Coaching and Sport Science Review in Dec 2002 and Dance Expression Magazine in Dec 2001.
Serena has also taught students who have appeared in television series and who have won national awards for their acting.
Serena looks forward to teaching you. As she says, 'Enjoy Speaking'