Category Archives: Toddler

Choosing Toys to Encourage Language Development, What Not to Buy

When I work with parents of children with language delay, I advise them on what toys are helpful to encourage language development. It is fun to watch as they start to understand the characteristics of good language toys and are … Continue reading

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Choosing Educational Toys for Speech Development

Toys do make a difference in stimulating a child’s speech development. I am constantly reminded of this as I work in homes and see what toy selections some kids have. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on … Continue reading

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Christian Books for Preschoolers as Christmas Gifts

As a speech pathologist, I am always interested in what others in my profession are producing besides doing therapy. I came across these delightful books called, God is with me Through the Day, and God is with me Through the … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy, Teaching Imitation

I watched a wonderful interaction between mother and child today during our speech therapy session. It is exciting for me to see my little clients improve, but just as satisfying to watch parents learn how to encourage speech and language. … Continue reading

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Language Learning with “Bug Bites” Snack

Many of you e-mail me with tips and ideas that bring out language in your preschoolers. I appreciate ideas from moms who are out experiencing life with their little ones daily. Here is a recommendation for a snack that can … Continue reading

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Build Language at Stepping Stones Museum, CT

I had heard nothing but fantastic reviews from parents about the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. A visit from my one and a half and three year-old grandchildren prompted my first visit there today. Wow is all … Continue reading

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Caroline’s First Truck

In anticipation of our visit with my grandchildren, their mom asked me if I would assess Caroline’s toys and give her ideas for what she might need at age 15 months. Upon arrival, I saw that Caroline had plenty of … Continue reading

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Best Baby Gifts for a Newborn to Grow Into

Lamaze Play and Grow Logan the Lion’s big eyed face attracts newborns and invites conversation. His ribboned mane, different textures, slippery ribbons, shiny nose, fuzzy cheeks, bumpy rings, smooth tummy, star with ridges and bumps, and crinkly feet provide lots … Continue reading

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Put Pretend People in Child’s Play for Language Development

If you follow my blog you know that I contantly talk about having little people available for your child’s pretend play. Once again, I visited a home of boys where the train set was devoid of people. This well-meaning mom … Continue reading

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New Research Linking Infant and Toddler TV Watching to Less Language Development

  Last week I was contacted by News 12 Connecticut to be interviewed on my thoughts about the latest study to come out finding that with each additional hour of TV that infants and toddlers watched, they verbalized less and … Continue reading

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