Category Archives: Preschool

Early Potty Training with Baby Signs

I love to check out what is new in the world of babies, parenting and language. Today in my Google Alerts, I was directed to an article called “Later Potty Training Spells Trouble for Children, Parents and Environment” which is … 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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The Importance of Pretend Play for Language Development

When you watch two three-year-olds preparing a meal at their kid-sized kitchen or taking their trucks for repair or cars to the car wash, you know that they are doing more than just playing. Their creative and inquisitive minds are … Continue reading

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Do Babies Need Flashcards To Learn Language?

Whenever I speak to a group of new moms, I learn what is on their mind. Yesterday I talked to a delightful group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital and some of the same questions came up like how to … Continue reading

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Your Personalized ABC Book

One of the blessings of my job is that I get to know some wonderful families. When I work with children in their homes, sometimes several times a week, the dogs and cats treat me like family as so do … Continue reading

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Great ABC Game at the Fish Counter

Last week a mom asked me for suggestions for toys that teach the ABC’s. My response was that the ABC’s as with other “academic concepts” such as numbers and colors are best learned through experience and you don’t necessarily need … Continue reading

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Birthday Game for 5 Years and Up

One of my favorite game buddies is Justin who turned 6 today. He loves to try a new game and can even stand to lose which is rare for a boy his age. He invited me to try out his … Continue reading

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Resources for Great Boy and Girl Books to Build Language

Each time I visit my local library I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! My first stop is the children’s library and their selection of new books. I have found several wonderful stories there. Then I move to the picture … Continue reading

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Pacifier Giveaway?

Parents of different aged children ask my advice about when to dump the beloved “binkie.” The latest inquiry came last week from a mom of a 3 month-old. I was having a “play on words” session with her and she … Continue reading

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More on my Search for Best Language Toys

Okay, I was sharing some highs and lows of my trip through the Javits Center at the International Toy Fair: High: Step 2 makes wonderful kitchen sets that children enjoy with their realistic features, and lots of opportunities for creativity … Continue reading

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