Category Archives: Reading

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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Singing Versus Reading to Your Baby to Encourage Language Development

Every time I speak to a new parents’ group about nurturing their child’s language development, I always ask if everyone is reading to their baby. Recently, I spoke to new moms and dads and posed the question. One mom said … Continue reading

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A Great Resource for Parents: Parents’ Choice Newsletter

As parents we are always looking for helpful sites on the internet to make our job easier. I have mentioned before that the Parents’ Choice Foundation site has interesting articles, and reviews of award-winning toys, games, books and media selections … 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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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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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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Best Questions from New Moms on Baby Language

I spoke to a group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital yesterday and wanted to share what was on their minds: 1.  Should I talk baby talk to my baby?       I want to make a clear distinction between “baby … Continue reading

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Typical Language Development for Your Three-Year-Old

This week I was working with a child turning three soon and the mom asked me what was typical language development for a three-year old?  I shared the following with her. By 3 years of age your child is likely … Continue reading

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Reading Tips for Toddlers

Today I had a “play on words” session with a 14 month-old and his mom and dad. I really like it when dads join the session because they ask great, thoughtful questions.  We were talking about good books with a … Continue reading

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