Category Archives: Birth-3 year-olds

“Soft Peek-A-Boo Block” by Blue-Box Toys

I love when siblings join in and play with a toy together but at different levels of learning These colorful, soft blocks were easy for our 8 month-old tester to grab for exploration by hand or mouth. The moulded  pictures … Continue reading

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Pick Up the Pitch, Talking To Your Baby

When a stranger walks up to your baby and starts talking in a high pitched sing-song manner, “Hi Sweetheart, what a cute little girl you are!” your baby loves it. Many adults naturally approach a baby in this way with … Continue reading

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Baby Toys That Expand to Early Pretend Play

Two new baby toys by Early Years have double play potential as they provide multi-sensory experiences for your baby and later pretend play props for your toddler or preschooler. Here are my reviews: “Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears is a … Continue reading

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“Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears

Grab your recyclable bag and head off to your pretend grocery store with your “Lil’ Shopper Playset” by Earlyears. Babies learn all about textures, colors and sounds exploring this bag full of food. The shiny blue carton of milk was … Continue reading

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“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears

“Baby Tea Party” by Earlyears is a fuzzy 6 piece set for baby’s first exploratory tea party. Full of varied textures, colors and sounds, each piece has a friendly face to invite investigation. With a teapot that sings, “I’m A … Continue reading

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Turn Down the Noise to Encourage Baby’s Language Development

Do you ever get frustrated trying to hear a voice in a noisy restaurant or a crowded party? Babies have more difficulty distinguishing foreground sounds (such as calling his name), and background noise (TV, radio, or loud voices), than do … Continue reading

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Zoe’s First Book Review

Ten-month-old Zoe has reported in on one of her favorite books(via Mom), “Zoe and Her Zebra” by Claire Beaton. It probably helps that she shares a name with the lead character in the book. Zoe observed that the rhythm and … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Homework

Yesterday I blogged about taking speech therapy outside at this time of year and expanding a child’s vocabulary and experience using language. I always give parents homework, since that will ultimately increase progress since they are with their child a … Continue reading

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Spring Apraxia Speech Therapy Outside

Now that the weather has warmed up–we hope–I have started to take my speech therapy outside. Some of my favorite successes in doing therapy have been outside. Little 2 1/2 year-old Ian was apraxic and we had spent many sessions … Continue reading

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Playonwords’ PAL Award for Best DVD’s to Build Language

Playonwords’ PAL Award has announced its first winner in the DVD category. Initially hesitant to take on this category because of recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics for no TV watching under 2 years of age as well as … Continue reading

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