Category Archives: Toys

Check out My New Video Reviews of Toys that Enhance Language

I am excited to share my new videos of toys that enhance language. Parents always ask where I “find” these good toys that capture their child’s interest and stir their imagination. They wonder why their child can play so long … Continue reading

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Dads encourage language development too!

It is such a treat to be welcomed into homes and ushered into the playroom and see what a child’s world looks like. I have seen rooms filled with so many toys that there is no place to step, and … Continue reading

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Best Questions from New Moms on Baby Language

I spoke to a group of new moms at Greenwich Hospital yesterday and wanted to share what was on their minds: 1.  Should I talk baby talk to my baby?       I want to make a clear distinction between “baby … Continue reading

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Typical Language Development for Your Three-Year-Old

This week I was working with a child turning three soon and the mom asked me what was typical language development for a three-year old?  I shared the following with her. By 3 years of age your child is likely … 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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Wanted: Toys with Language Value

Arriving at Adam’s house, I noticed twice as many toys as the last time I was there. Mom said they were gifts from his recent first birthday party. There was an abundance of toys requiring hammers and balls. His mom … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday One-Year-Old!

I’ve just spent a delightful weekend celebrating our grandson, Will’s first birthday. Of course I took him on a joy ride through the toy store getting him a few new toys to launch him into his second year. At a … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Returns

You all know that I love a good toy and mourn the loss when a great language toy is retired (like the old Fisher Price pirate ship or Robin Hood’s tree house.) Well you can imagine my joy in finding … Continue reading

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