Category Archives: 3-6 year-olds

BOO, Happy Halloween Books!

I guess it that time of year again, when the central isle of the grocery store is filled with costumes and mini-portions of candy. I’m hearing funny stories of moms going to great lengths to get “the right” costume as … Continue reading

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Is It Okay If Our Son Doesn’t Watch TV?

As you can imagine, I get all kinds of questions when I have “play on words” sessions with moms and dads. Is it okay if she watches TV? Is it okay if she doesn’t watch TV? Last week, I had … Continue reading

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Top Ten “Boy Books” for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I am often asked to suggest good language-enhancing books for boys (or girls) who have an insatiable appetite for books about trains, planes, trucks and cars! Here is my list. I hope you will add to it. The criteria is … Continue reading

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Good Books for Boys to Encourage Language

After raising three boys and being an advocate for literacy and effective books that promote language, I have been asked to make a list of good “boy books.” I know I am not politically correct to suggest that only boys … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Preschool

I can’t believe it is September and already parents have to think about where to enroll their child for preschool next fall. I was reminded of this yesterday when I had a wonderful reunion with a family I had worked … Continue reading

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Bilingual Books, Anyone?

One of the challenges of raising your baby bilingual is finding good books in your language other than English. Katerina’s mom shared the frustration of finding books in Spanish either translated from English, but even harder was to find sources … Continue reading

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Does My Child Have a Speech and Language Delay?

I consulted with a mom last week who is a terrific example of a “with it” mom. Of course I think that all the moms I work with really know their kids. That’s why when a mom expresses concerns to … Continue reading

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Bringing Up Bilingual Babies

I just had a “play on words” session with one-year-old Katerina who was saying, “Queso?” for “Que es esto?” (What is this? in Spanish). Katerina’s mom is like so many new parents who want to raise their children bilingual, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Violet, the dog, innocently drops her tennis ball down a prairie dog’s tunnel, setting off the “fuzz frenzy.” “Boink, thump, rumble, and plunk” is just the beginning of this delightful journey of a fuzzy ball through the land of prairie … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Returns

You all know that I love a good toy and mourn the loss when a great language toy is retired (like the old Fisher Price pirate ship or Robin Hood’s tree house.) Well you can imagine my joy in finding … Continue reading

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