Early childhood development begins at birth and sets the foundation for our children's emotional, language and motor learning. For this reason, it is important for us parents to foster these skills as much as possible.
Since I am a speech language pathologist, I will provide you with easy tips to make the most out of your play time and reading time as well as general tips when talking to your child.
I WILL NOT add more exercises or things you must do to your busy schedule. No one has time for that nonsense!
Instead, you can take advantage of what you are already doing such as talking, reading or playing with your child.
The good news is - this is easy to do!Most of you may already be implementing these techniques. Review how to play, read, and talk to your child by clicking the links below!
How you, the parent, talks to your child is critical for early language development. There are many easy tips to incorporate into your language use with your child.
These strategies depend on the age of your child. Please click on the picture or the links below to learn more!
If you want, jump straight to specific age groups:
It has been proven over and over again that how you play with your child greatly affects early childhood development. Our tips include type of language use, body positioning, and more. This is a must read for any parent. Please check out our tips here.
I think how we read to children is oh so very important that I even wrote a free eBook to share my tips and ideas. Please sign up and get your FREE copy today!
Reading is one of THE BEST ways to develop your child's expressive and receptive language skills. Reading works on pre-literacy skills, vocabulary development, story structure, following directions, and much more!
It is important though to read to your child the correct way. Many parents don't actually do this one right. Check out our tips here: