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Increase Speech and Language Skills through Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers Play is one of the most important ways that children learn about the world. When children play with adults and other children, they learn […]

Singing can assist Speech Development

Music brings language to life. Music can help your child communicate and can make language learning fun. Music can also help by soothing, calming, distracting, and by changing the mood. Music has a place throughout your child’s day, from a happy song you sing in the car, to songs you sing during play, to the […]

Reading Strategies to Support Speech & Language Development

1. Read Slowly Children learn more from books when they are read slowly.  It will sound very weird to you to read so slowly, but trust me: it will help!  You can also add longer pauses at the end of each sentence.  2. Point While Naming Pictures  Talk about pictures. Point to them as you […]

How you can use feeding time to further speech development

As a Speech Pathologist, I teach parents to try and incorporate at least 45-minutes of play-time into their daily routine with their child to facilitate language learning. While this can happen in chunks of time throughout the day, there has been a recent study showing that feedings/meal times are a great time to use language […]

Music Can Help Children Learn Language

Did you know, music can help children learn language? Music can facilitate an increase in children’s consonant inventory, frequency of vocalizations, and vocabulary. It has also been proven that singing words can make them easier to remember. Furthermore, the ability to distinguish sounds helps babies develop language. Incorporating songs and music into your child’s daily […]