Stick People Story Telling

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I’m happy to bring you a guest post from a great Occupational Therapist, Cindy, who blogs at Your Kids OT. Today, she is going to share an adorable & simple activity that can help build fine motor & speech & language skills.  Puppets are a wonderful way to foster your child’s imagination. Puppets encourage storytelling, communication, social skills and language development in play. “Puppetry is the art of bringing inanimate objects alive. Children do this instinctively, when they pick up an action {Read More}

5 Playful Fall Activities to Expand Your Toddler’s Speech & Language Development

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Fall is my most FAVORITE time of year! I’ve collected FIVE Playful FALL activities that I think would be super great for building speech and language skills in your toddlers. I’ve provided my tips for encouraging speech and language development for each activity below. General Tips When Doing these Activities: Slow down and be present Get down at his/her level and make eye contact Listen with your eyes Don’t ask too many questions Expand your child’s utterances when appropriate HAVE {Read More}

Science Activities to Promote Language and Communication

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Summer Fun Books & Crafts For Speech & Language

How I Became a Pirate

As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Core Language Skills Children Should Have Before Starting Kindergarten

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Speech on the Road: For Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children

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On Monday, Jenn from Crazy Speech World shared some AWESOME ideas on how to work on speech and language skills in the car. Her ideas are fantastic for kiddos who are already verbal and need to practice speech and language skills. But what about children who are preverbal or just beginning to talk? Today, I am honored to be over at an amazing blog, Love That Max, sharing a few games you can play with your child who is preverbal {Read More}

Building Speech & Language with Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Honk Honk! Speech Practice for the Car!

Crazy Speech World Car Practice

As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Summer Activities to Promote Language & Communication with Older Children

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Building Speech & Language Skills Under the Table

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

My Toddler Talks: A Review and GIVEAWAY!

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You may have noticed I have been doing a lot of reviews lately! I am finishing up all review requests I have had as I get ready to go out on maternity leave. Today, I am really excited to review a great book by fellow SLP Kimberly Scanlon called My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote your Child’s Language Development. Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost in exchange for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are {Read More}

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month! Information to Better YOUR Child’s Speech, Language & Listening

may is better speech and hearing month!

To celebrate, I’m going to share some posts with you that I think can help better your child’s speech and language skills! Simply click on the image below to take you to the post(s). Knowledge is POWER The first step in helping your child with his speech/language skills, is to educate yourself as much as possible about speech and language development. While I don’t expect you to become an expert, I know from personal experience how knoweledge can help us {Read More}