Early Childhood Development

Reading, Talking, Playing Tips!!!

Early childhood development begins at birth and sets the foundation for children's emotional, language, speech, cognitive, and motor development. For this reason, it is important for parents to foster these skills as much as possible.

Since I am a speech-language pathologist, I will provide easy tips on how to incorporate speech and language learning into daily activities such as reading, playing, and talking.

I WILL NOT add more to your plate, I promise! There are NO crafts or Pinterest non-sense here. It just isn't my thing. 

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! 

How To Talk To Your Child

How you, the parent, talk to your child is critical for early language development. Below, there are links for activities or tips on how to best talk your child depending on your child's age. 

Please click on the links below to learn more!

Now, this is a MUST so start here and then come back and keeping reading for playing and reading tips. 

How To Play With Your Child

It has been proven over and over again that how you play with your child greatly affects early childhood development. 

So much learning happens while a child play. Therefore, you want to make sure you and your child are getting it right. 

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, how to best play with your child!

How To Read To Your Child

Reading is one of THE BEST ways to develop your child's speech, language, and reasoning skills.

Reading also 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: How To Best Read To Your Child

Free eBook

I think how we read to children is so critical that I even wrote a free eBook to share my tips and ideas with my readers. It gives in-depth strategies and much more!

If you are interested, please sign up and get your FREE copy today! 


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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

Author of  child language development eBook series