Category Archives: Birth-3 year-olds

Questions From Parents About Reading and Speech

What if my baby isn’t interested in looking at a book? I met a mom who sang the story to her three-month-old baby, after reading didn’t work. Her baby paid attention with the extra stimulation of music, changes in pitch … Continue reading

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Teaching Parents a New Way To Read to Their Kids

Want to hand parents a concise, show and tell book on how to read to their toddler without actually reading? “The Big Book of Explanations” simply but comprehensively coaches parents on how to elicit gestures, speech sounds, and words with … Continue reading

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Best Educational Toys To Build Language

I wanted to share my lists of best toys that I began in 2008. For 2008 and 2009 I compiled my list of the best language building toys and launched the PAL Award in 2010 to carry on that tradition. … Continue reading

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Tips To Get Your Toddler Talking

What a jump, from first words at a year of age, to saying little sentences at two. Your toddler has a tall task ahead of him to absorb the world of language and learn how to make his wants and … Continue reading

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Best Valentine’s Day Read-Alouds

Hang out for day with a child, and you realize that Valentine’s Day is everyday–filled with love and hugs overflowing. Capture the spirit with a fun picture book, whether chasing a kiss through the forest, freely dispersing hugs through a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Top 5 Kid’s Educational Apps for the iPad

Hi this is Andrew from Kids Educational Apps.   Full disclosure: My mom, Sherry, runs Playonwords.com.  As a father and video game enthusiast, I started a website for parents who love games that engage kids and encourage learning.  It just … Continue reading

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Back to Work, Speech Therapy

I hope everyone had a wonderful break over the holidays and a fantastic time with friends and family. Did anyone else have a little trouble with holiday travel? My first clue as we arrived at JFK at 5 AM last … Continue reading

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New O Lulla Store for Babies in Southport, CT

As part of my posts about local visits over the holiday, I want to share a darling store that I happened upon in Southport, Connecticut. Local designer, Naz Kocturk, opened “O Lulla,” specializing in decorating nursery rooms and play areas. … Continue reading

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Christmas Fun Through the Eyes of a Child

With two of my grandchildren here for the week, I am seeing my town through totally different eyes–those of a 2 1/2 year-old and 6 month-old! We started with a reserved spot to decorate a gingerbread house at “Sweet Rexies,” … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Preschooler to Read? Tips

I have blogged before about how ineffective some programs are that are marketed to parents of young children, claiming they will teach your baby, toddler and preschooler to read. Recently, I was stopped by a wonderful mom of a 4 … Continue reading

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