Category Archives: Reading

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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“Beautiful Oops!” For the Perfectionist In All Of Us

Driving around in my car with the radio droning on in the background, I perked up when listening to an author’s interview on CBS radio with Barney Saltzberg, who just wrote “Beautiful Oops!”  A fascinating topic for anyone who dabbles in … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Baby to Read?

I’ve been to several homes, ironically to work with a 2 year-old delayed in talking, and found that the parents had the complete package of flashcards and videos for “Teach Your Baby to Read.” There were pictures of zoo animals … Continue reading

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“The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark” by Diesen

Our friend, the Pout-Pout Fish, is back embarking on a new adventure of courage and friendship.  Author, Deborah Diesen’s power packed verse draws us into a delightful glide through the ocean of attentive, buggy-eyed sea creatures as Mr. Fish fulfills … Continue reading

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Read a Book to A Child and Illustrate It

After reading a book to your child, extend the experience with an activity–talk about how the story relates to your life and your child’s experiences, act it out with props or draw a picture. Recently I read Don’t Let the … Continue reading

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“The Field Guide to Insects” by Silver Dolphin

Get ready for an expedition through the cloud forests of Central America, discovering thriving insects from eight inch butterflies, battling beetles, munching praying mantids  or jewel scarabs, the gems of the cloud forest. Written in the form of a journal, Randal … Continue reading

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Lessons Through Making Dinosaurs

I have several early elementary aged boys on my caseload and am always looking for interesting materials to keep them actively involved in the therapy session. Silver Dolphin’s The Field Guide to Dinosaurs fascinated them! One little boy left the room … Continue reading

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Reading to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Yesterday, I met a mom and a little boy whom I will be working with. He is relatively newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mom had a lot of questions. We started talking about reading and she said he … Continue reading

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Dads Are The Best!

I love working with parents but usually it is Mom who participates in our therapy sessions or moms who attend talks that I give on talking, reading and playing with your baby to encourage language development. When the dads show … Continue reading

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Christian Books for Preschoolers as Christmas Gifts

As a speech pathologist, I am always interested in what others in my profession are producing besides doing therapy. I came across these delightful books called, God is with me Through the Day, and God is with me Through the … Continue reading

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