Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Designer of Playmobil Figures

Call me crazy but I find the obituaries in the New York Times each weekend fascinating. There is a special story behind the people who shape our world. Friday’s paper included the obituary of Hans Beck, the designer of the … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy

Once again I am reminded of the importance of good communication between  preschool teachers, speech therapists working with a child in their class, and parents. Last week a mom called me concerned about her 3 year-old son, Eli, whom I … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces

NPR ran an article about a new DVD produced in Britain called “The Transporters,” designed to teach children with autism to look at faces (like the happy baby face) and recognize emotions. With funding from the government, a team of … Continue reading

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Indoor Bubbles for Kids

  Since much of the country is in a deep freeze or having yet another snowfall, I know parents are looking for indoor activities to keep the little ones busy. Sometimes, in the winter it is fun to pull out … Continue reading

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

  Wilbur doesn’t get it. He loves fancy clothes. Why do naked mole rats have to miss out on dress up? Who made the rules? Scooped up by his colony of critical mole rats, he is taken before the great … Continue reading

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Picture Books Build Social Language

I love to go to our children’s library and browse through the books. I use good children’s literature for all the kids I work with, whether they are working on sounds (articulation), language development, stutteringt or are on the autism … Continue reading

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Picture Books To Teach Sharing

This is the time of year that parents are starting to make the decision about whether their child is “ready” for kindergarten. Often that decision is made based on a child’s social skills rather than academic. One of the behaviors … Continue reading

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Diner Provides Preschool Play Dinner

My friend, Jody, wrote to say that she had gotten the Step2 Diner for her 5 grandchildren from birth to 2 years old. Christmas morning the diner was a hit as the two oldest sat down for a chat. I … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poetry–Laugh and Learn Language

Poetry is a wonderful way to enrich and build your child’s language. For the preschool gang, hearing the rhyme and rhythm sets the stage for emergent literacy skills–hearing the change in sounds at the end of words and recognizing that … Continue reading

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Kid’s Frog Tent for Pretend Play

I included the Circo Frog Tent from Target as one of my selected items for holiday giving. Since  we celebrated Christmas as a family at Thanksgiving when we were all together, I can report on the success of the Frog … Continue reading

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