Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

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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How To Read to Your Baby

I spoke to a wonderful group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital today, whose babies were between 6 weeks and 3 months. When I asked them if they were reading to their babies, all but one mom (slightly guilt-ridden, but … Continue reading

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Best Toddler Puzzles

I enjoy finding toys that  encourage a child’s language and then watch to see how kids interact with those toys. What toys encourage language development? Look for toys that have flexibility—ones that can be used in many different ways. They … Continue reading

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Baby Sign Language

Today when I was talking to a group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital, the topic of baby sign language came up–what did I think about it? Usually when I speak to a group, several moms are interested in teaching … Continue reading

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How Do I Handle Problems at School?

When I started my blog I wondered if I would always have something fresh to say but thankfully my mind is bursting with ideas from daily encounters with parents and kids. It occurred to me that I should write about … Continue reading

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BOO, Happy Halloween Books!

I guess it that time of year again, when the central isle of the grocery store is filled with costumes and mini-portions of candy. I’m hearing funny stories of moms going to great lengths to get “the right” costume as … Continue reading

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Is It Okay If Our Son Doesn’t Watch TV?

As you can imagine, I get all kinds of questions when I have “play on words” sessions with moms and dads. Is it okay if she watches TV? Is it okay if she doesn’t watch TV? Last week, I had … Continue reading

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Good Boy Books For Toddlers

This morning after I finished working with a two-year-old delayed in language, his mom wanted to show me a new toy she had gotten. It was a series of pictures of vehicles on a ring—a train, van, bus etc. She … Continue reading

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Good Books for Boys to Encourage Language

After raising three boys and being an advocate for literacy and effective books that promote language, I have been asked to make a list of good “boy books.” I know I am not politically correct to suggest that only boys … Continue reading

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Reading Tactics for Babies

Today I spoke to the new mothers’ group at Greenwich Hospital. The babies ranged from six weeks old to four and a half months. As usual, I asked how reading was going with their babies. I got the usual questions … Continue reading

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