Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

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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What’s new at the International Toy Fair to encourage language?

I can’t begin to capture the excitement and joy I felt going up and down the isles of the Jacob Javits Center filled with the latest and greatest toys! Of course I was on the hunt for great toys to … Continue reading

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Count Your Toddler’s Words for Language Evaluation

I visited two homes this week of children 16-18 months because the parents were concerned that their child was only saying two words and might not be progressing on time in his language development. As I have said before, I … Continue reading

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Check out My New Video Reviews of Toys that Enhance Language

I am excited to share my new videos of toys that enhance language. Parents always ask where I “find” these good toys that capture their child’s interest and stir their imagination. They wonder why their child can play so long … Continue reading

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Dads encourage language development too!

It is such a treat to be welcomed into homes and ushered into the playroom and see what a child’s world looks like. I have seen rooms filled with so many toys that there is no place to step, and … 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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Bi-Lingual Toddlers: Encouraging Language Development

I am continually amazed at the ability of babies and toddlers to absorb a second or third language. I shouldn’t be surprised since I share the facts with parents and best ways to expose their child to a second language. … Continue reading

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Learning Language: A Toddler’s First Words

Once again, I had a play session with a mom who told me that her child “didn’t have any words yet.” Her little Will was fifteen months old and typically at that age, children should have a few words that … Continue reading

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Using Language When You Discipline Your Toddler

I had a “play on words” session with a mom of a sixteen-month-old today and she asked about discipline. She said she hasn’t changed the volume of her voice yet and mostly “re-directs” her son when he is doing something … 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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