Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Don’t Forget the People for Pretend Play

Last week I was playing with a little boy in his basement playroom. In a house of three preschool boys, this was clearly the room to move in. It had several kid-sized vehicles lined up against the wall, and smaller … Continue reading

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Encourage Your Child as an Author

One of the perks of having a website is the interesting people that I meet, responding to something that I have written. Last week I posted an article on “Cool Picks for Hot Summer Reading–Building Language and Literacy.” I shared … Continue reading

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More Fun with Dr. Seuss

In response to my post on Dr. Seuss, I got a note with some interesting facts for Dr. Seuss lovers. Do you know what book of his was the result of a bet with his publisher that he couldn’t write … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Toddler’s Whining

Around 2 years of age, your child is transitioning from using gestures, grunts, crying and whining to get what he wants. Now that he is 2, he should have around 50 words and be putting 2 words together like “me … Continue reading

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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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Taking Turns Strengthens Language and Behavior for 2 and 3 Year-Olds

I just returned from a house of twins that I work with. Mom casually said to me, “Oh, I did what you said and it worked!” Of course I had to be reminded what I had told her. Last visit, … Continue reading

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Taking Your Toddler Outside to Learn Language

As soon as the temperature rises, the birds start singing and the squirrels chase each other, a whole new world of language opens up to your child. I am constantly reminded of this as I try to work with kids … Continue reading

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No More Pacifier! Help is on the Way

Okay, you’ve seen Nanny 911 where she packs up the pacifiers and waits for the “Paci Fairy” to sneak in at night, take them away and leave some goodies in return. Or maybe you’ve tried wrapping up the pacifiers and … 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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Children’s Poetry Builds Language

I just left a first grade class that is studying poetry. The students were filling in their poetry journal. A big heart was on each page and a line beneath it. Each page was devoted to a topic “close to … Continue reading

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