Category Archives: Preschool

Raising Strong Daughters: Get the Message through Reading

I love to find books that encourage girls to be all they can be. One series I like is Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Coyle, Gordon and Gordon. Once again, I was searching our public children’s library for treasures … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Preschool Children are Listening to Your Language

I love to have my “play on words” sessions with moms and dads of typically developing children because I pick up so many funny but poignant stories. Yesterday I met with Jack and his mom and dad. Dad is high … Continue reading

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Toddlers Make Up Their Own Games to Learn Language

I’ve been working with 2 year-old David to increase his 2-word combinations for a couple of months. He loves to play and has no idea we are working on expanding his language. But the other day, we reversed roles. He … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words

No child gets bored with this kaleidoscope of colorful objects, animals and people gathered into categories by theme–getting dressed, visiting the farm, making music, or playing on the beach. Each category in Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Words is introduced … Continue reading

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Be Careful Negotiating with a Toddler!

As parents we can get exasperated when matched with the wit and will of a toddler and sometimes we say things in desperation. Yesterday I was talking to a dad of a 21 month-old boy, Sam, who refused to stay … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate a Quality Preschool for your Child

Every parent is interested in finding the best preschool for their child. Within my neighboring towns I can think of such a variety of experiences for a preschooler. Some preschools have small classes with one teacher, some have larger classes … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the People for Pretend Play

Last week I was playing with a little boy in his basement playroom. In a house of three preschool boys, this was clearly the room to move in. It had several kid-sized vehicles lined up against the wall, and smaller … Continue reading

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Encourage Your Child as an Author

One of the perks of having a website is the interesting people that I meet, responding to something that I have written. Last week I posted an article on “Cool Picks for Hot Summer Reading–Building Language and Literacy.” I shared … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Toddler’s Whining

Around 2 years of age, your child is transitioning from using gestures, grunts, crying and whining to get what he wants. Now that he is 2, he should have around 50 words and be putting 2 words together like “me … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss Makes Me Laugh Over Language

I love my local library and tend to visit the children’s section about once and week. I check out the new books section to see what is hot off the press and then my other strategy is to peruse the … Continue reading

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