Category Archives: Babies

Babies Talk More to Faces

Don’t we all like to talk to someone that is looking at us and not absorbed in some other activity? Well, babies are no different. They love it when we look right at them, repeat what they are saying and … Continue reading

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Taking Your Toddler Outside to Learn Language

As soon as the temperature rises, the birds start singing and the squirrels chase each other, a whole new world of language opens up to your child. I am constantly reminded of this as I try to work with kids … Continue reading

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“Mamasource,” A Great Resource for New Mamas

With social networking sites becoming so popular, it’s no surprise that I found one just for moms, www.mamasource.com. Take a look at the range of questions moms are posing to each other in the last 2 days–allergies, getting your child … Continue reading

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Singing Versus Reading to Your Baby to Encourage Language Development

Every time I speak to a new parents’ group about nurturing their child’s language development, I always ask if everyone is reading to their baby. Recently, I spoke to new moms and dads and posed the question. One mom said … Continue reading

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Helpful Calendar for New Moms and Dads to Promote Language

I’m always up for a surprise and since launching my website, playonwords.com, I have had some delightful surprises, meeting interesting people. About 2 weeks ago I got a note from a fellow speech pathologist, Debra Levinson, who liked my website … Continue reading

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A Great Resource for Parents: Parents’ Choice Newsletter

As parents we are always looking for helpful sites on the internet to make our job easier. I have mentioned before that the Parents’ Choice Foundation site has interesting articles, and reviews of award-winning toys, games, books and media selections … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Guide to Baby Signing by Amazing Baby

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Teaching Baby Sign Language

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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Two Babies, Doubly Blessed!

  Joy of joys! I have become a grandmother twice in the last 3 days! We had the privilege of being awakened at 2 AM to hear that our daughter-in-law, Katie was going into labor 3 weeks early! After an … Continue reading

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Shopping List of Educational Toys for Parents and Therapists

When I speak to a group of new moms, I often ask how I can be most helpful to them. Recently one mom said, give us a shopping list of good toys and books for developing language. As you know … Continue reading

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