Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Great DVD for Speech Therapists and Parents to Develop Speech

Creative people are constantly developing slickly produced media for our kids. Some of it is educationally outstanding and some isn’t. That is why this DVD, “Sounds Like a Smile” caught my eye. It doesn’t have the glitz of an expensively … Continue reading

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Parents and Teachers Check out “Big Words for Little People” to Laugh and Learn Children’s Language

  Usually, I’m not one to recommend a celebrity author’s book but Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is a riot! Naturally I am drawn to a book that encourages vocabulary, especially words that … Continue reading

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Fun Kid’s Food Accessories for Learning Letters and Language

  I just had a conversation with my daughter-in-law who is getting reading for Will’s second birthday party this week. She wanted my recipe for ice cream pie and we were brainstorming on what to use for molds so she … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Pout-Pout Fish for Making the New York Times Bestseller List!

I got an e-mail yesterday from Deborah Diesen, the author of The Pout-Pout Fish, to let me know that her book had made it on the New York Times Bestseller List for Children’s Books this week! Congratulations to her and … Continue reading

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Talk to Your Child About What Happened at School to Encourage Language and Conversation

I have fond memories of coming home from school each day, delighted to see my mom, and reciting all that I could think of that happened at school that day. I think it was a bit of a game to … Continue reading

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Wait for Your Baby to Answer You, Pausing Brings Rewards

I have had several “extended stays” with babies lately. Much to my joy I have had grand babies and grand nieces visiting. I am reminded to take my own advice when stimulating a baby’s language. We know it is important … Continue reading

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Carefully Evaluate the Technology in Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Recently I have been challenged to think about the role technology plays in children’s toys, specifically for the baby and toddler set. I raised three boys in the video/computer age and saw how captivating these venues are to kids and … Continue reading

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Rock Music Lullaby Puts Babies to Sleep

When I visit babies in their homes, I always learn what “works” for different babies and families. Four-month-old Caroline’s parents picked up on their friends’ recommendation of playing lullabies fashioned to rock music to put her to sleep. It worked … Continue reading

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Do Kids Need Toys for Pretend Play?

I was visiting one of my favorite families yesterday in Charlotte. James, 4, Sam,2 and Molly,1, are being raised on few toys and a wealth of imagination. Last time we saw them, Mom brought a small suitcase of cars that … Continue reading

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Reading to Your Child Builds Bridges Between Generations

  I find that when my adult children come home for a visit they rummage through their childhood rooms looking for fun memorabilia. I had unloaded a box from the attic containing favorite childhood books in each of the boy’s … Continue reading

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