Category Archives: Toddler

Preschool Activities for Speech Language Delay

Don’t we all want to get the most out of our therapy sessions while having fun?? I find it challenging to find fun activities that don’t monopolize the session, but leave room for plenty of responses by the child. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Testing Toddler Toys for Review

When I choose a toy for review, I am often surprised at how kids react to the toy. They show me new dimensions for play or sometimes the lack of exciting potential. They teach me whenever I let them! I … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Activities for Spring

As speech pathologists, we are always looking for new activities to keep our students engaged and improve their speech and language skills. Sometimes we just need a change of scenery ourselves! I was reminded of this when we had an … Continue reading

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Seeing Differences In Preschools, Choosing the Right One

Last week a mom approached me for my opinion on whether her 2 year 3-month old daughter was on track with her language. I could understand some of what little Charlotte said and she was using 2-3 word sentences. I … Continue reading

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What to Look for in Baby Books to Encourage Language

I am often asked to recommend baby books and admit I am pretty picky as to what I suggest. Here are some of my criteria for a stimulating and enjoyable book to share with your baby into toddlerhood: simple subject … Continue reading

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The Power of an Older Sibling

When Dad was on duty babysitting, it got a little too quiet. He went searching for the boys and found them both next to the bed reading. Older brother, Will, loves books so that is no surprise but little sibling, … Continue reading

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Is TV Good for Infants? Latest Research

Ever since companies like Baby Einstein started marketing to parents of babies, claiming that their DVD’s boost brain power, parents and researchers have been discussing what is truth on the subject.  The latest study, appearing in the journal, Pediatrics, was … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

When I work with preschoolers, I always use toys and great books. Recently, I came upon A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson (the author of the fun series “A Bear Snores On.”) This is a clever story of … Continue reading

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Reading Books to Babies and Toddlers

One of the tips I share with parents is to have books available to babies and toddlers. Have a basket or bag of books in whatever rooms you spend time. Usually the kitchen is a good spot so your child … Continue reading

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New Educational Toys to Build Language

One of my favorite relatively new brands in kids’ toys is Yookidoo. I was entertained at the International Toy Fair in New York City by the inventor displaying the new bath toys: “Flow and Fill Spout,” “Stack ‘n Stream Fountain,” … Continue reading

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