Category Archives: Toddler

How To Read to Your Baby and Toddler

Research shows the value of reading to your baby from day one. Infants are taking in language from books and hearing the rhythm of language as they do from conversation, activating brain cells that lead to eventual understanding and using … Continue reading

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Grandma Must Be Coming–First Words

I realized I am a full-fledged Grandma, known to the kids as Sheshe, when I packed my bag for North Carolina and had only a few items of clothing and the rest of the bag was filled with a baby … Continue reading

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Early Diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech

Recently I seem to be getting calls to test kids from 2 1/2-3 years old who have had a history of speech therapy for about a year. Their original diagnosis had been “apraxic like speech” or apraxia. Now that they … Continue reading

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Snow in North Carolina!

One would think that traveling south from Connecticut for the week would bring a break from the snow but it followed us to North Carolina. Apparently Oreo isn’t a a fan. He’s not quite as excited about the white, fluffy … Continue reading

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Indoor Bubbles for Kids

  Since much of the country is in a deep freeze or having yet another snowfall, I know parents are looking for indoor activities to keep the little ones busy. Sometimes, in the winter it is fun to pull out … Continue reading

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

  Wilbur doesn’t get it. He loves fancy clothes. Why do naked mole rats have to miss out on dress up? Who made the rules? Scooped up by his colony of critical mole rats, he is taken before the great … Continue reading

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Great Gift Guide for Kids’ Toys, Games and Books

Parents often ask me for advice on best toys and games for gift giving this time of year.  A wonderful source for top educational materials for kids is the Parents’ Choice 2008 Holiday Gift Guide.  This trusted resource is divided by … Continue reading

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Christmas Nativity for Toddlers and Preschoolers

We know that children learn language best when it relates to their everyday experience. This is the season of several religious holidays so parents are interested in reinforcing the stories and significance behind the celebrations that their families observe. If … Continue reading

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Resources for Raising a Bilingual Child

As you know I have an interest in families who are raising bilingual children. I have blogged about this and want to get a dialogue going among parents so we can share resources. I just got a note from a … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Talk with Toddlers

In the midst of writing reviews and my list of best kids’ toys for Holiday giving, I am reminded that speech and language skills can be enhanced in any setting.  I volunteered to entertain 2 year-old Will while his mom … Continue reading

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