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Working with toddlers and parents together is truly one of my greatest passions.  I love learning about the relationship between parents and their children. I love learning about the things that make them laugh, what makes them feel silly, what puts them in their “happ...

As a parent, one of my favorite things to do is to cuddle up with my kids and read to them.  Even when I am at my most exhausted point of my day (which, who I am kidding--this is every point of the day) reading doesn’t feel like a chore.  It’s one of the few interactio...

As a pediatric Speech Pathologist, one question that I get asked the most is, "What toy(s) can I buy my child that will help encourage their speech?"  My answer, "None".  

Here's why:

You can use ANYTHING to play with your child. As long as you make it interesting,...

"HELP! My toddler is tantruming!" 

Oh the whoas of being two.  Being two years old means you understand a lot about the world around you and you're ready to be a part of it.  It also means you probably lack the means to communicate your wants and needs as well as the ab...

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fall 2016 Talking Tots classes. This week wraps up our final Baby Garten class and fall session. We are so excited about our parent feedback and looking forward to beginning our Spring 2017 classes. Below are comments and pict...

On a recent trip to Party City, I discovered a 59 cent gem!  To some, this may look like a cheap plastic piece of junk....BUT to a Speech Pathologist, the language opportunities are huge!  Here's why I have been having so much fun playing with my "Popper" this week wit...

I recently took my kids Graham, 4, and Sawyer, 1, to visit a friend that I haven’t seen in a while. She also has one young child who is 2 years old.  We were chatting away and Graham walked up and said, "Excuse me, may I have a drink please?"  My friend was so impresse...

Last week my good friend called me to thank me for some recent advice I gave her to help encourage her 2 year old to start talking.  She was using the tip in the above video except she was playing, "I Spy".   She pointed to familiar objects as she was driving, "I spy a...

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My FAVORITE Toys to Encourage Your Child's Speech! (**HINT** It's not what you think)

April 25, 2017

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