Category Archives: Toddler

Follow Your Child’s Lead in Pretend Play

It’s like magic when a child connects with a toy and the language flows. This week Will visited Connecticut as an almost 2 year-old and discovered She-She’s office (my room full of toys)! After selecting Winnie the Pooh’s house and … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Preschool Children are Listening to Your Language

I love to have my “play on words” sessions with moms and dads of typically developing children because I pick up so many funny but poignant stories. Yesterday I met with Jack and his mom and dad. Dad is high … Continue reading

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Toddlers Make Up Their Own Games to Learn Language

I’ve been working with 2 year-old David to increase his 2-word combinations for a couple of months. He loves to play and has no idea we are working on expanding his language. But the other day, we reversed roles. He … Continue reading

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Be Careful Negotiating with a Toddler!

As parents we can get exasperated when matched with the wit and will of a toddler and sometimes we say things in desperation. Yesterday I was talking to a dad of a 21 month-old boy, Sam, who refused to stay … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate a Quality Preschool for your Child

Every parent is interested in finding the best preschool for their child. Within my neighboring towns I can think of such a variety of experiences for a preschooler. Some preschools have small classes with one teacher, some have larger classes … Continue reading

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Encourage Your Child as an Author

One of the perks of having a website is the interesting people that I meet, responding to something that I have written. Last week I posted an article on “Cool Picks for Hot Summer Reading–Building Language and Literacy.” I shared … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Toddler’s Whining

Around 2 years of age, your child is transitioning from using gestures, grunts, crying and whining to get what he wants. Now that he is 2, he should have around 50 words and be putting 2 words together like “me … Continue reading

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Taking Turns Strengthens Language and Behavior for 2 and 3 Year-Olds

I just returned from a house of twins that I work with. Mom casually said to me, “Oh, I did what you said and it worked!” Of course I had to be reminded what I had told her. Last visit, … Continue reading

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Taking Your Toddler Outside to Learn Language

As soon as the temperature rises, the birds start singing and the squirrels chase each other, a whole new world of language opens up to your child. I am constantly reminded of this as I try to work with kids … Continue reading

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No More Pacifier! Help is on the Way

Okay, you’ve seen Nanny 911 where she packs up the pacifiers and waits for the “Paci Fairy” to sneak in at night, take them away and leave some goodies in return. Or maybe you’ve tried wrapping up the pacifiers and … Continue reading

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