While I love toys as much (probably more!) as any SLP I know, I have also learned to value very simple homemade activities for toddlers. I’ve come to think of these activities as “games,” and that’s the word I use when I’m introducing these activities to children and to parents.
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Are you “stuck” with a child who only wants to play with the same toy in the same way over and over?
That kind of perseverative play is often seen in toddlers with developmental delays. We need to break this pattern so that a child can move on to do (and learn) something new.
Many times [...]
Have you noticed that many toddlers with receptive language delays don’t enjoy reading books with another person?
This can break a mom’s heart, particularly if she likes reading or if she feels unsuccessful trying to “teach” her child.
This may also frustrate a therapist who thinks, “How am I ever going to get this [...]
Do you have any kids you’re seeing who don’t seem to like ANYTHING you plan for therapy?
Are you frustrated when your own toddler would rather play with the box than with the $30 toy you just bought?
Have I got some great new ideas for you!!
Last month I did two entire podcasts full of [...]
Are you drowning in the sea of all the junk, I mean, presents your kids received for Christmas?
Are you frustrated when your child has a room full of toys but doesn’t seem to want to play with anything?
As a therapist, are your little clients bored when you present the same activities session after session?
On Monday, September 23, 2013, SLP Sherry Artemenko joined me for the podcast and talked about GREAT toys and games to use with toddlers and young preschoolers. Sherry is a “toy expert” and authors the fantastic website www.playonwords.com. Several years ago she established her own PAL Award so that she could recognize exceptional toys, games [...]
To help you with your Christmas shopping, I’m re-publishing a list of toys I LOVE and use in my practice as a speech-language pathologist with babies and toddlers.
I’ll also tell you that I’m currently working on a NEW book filled with even more toy ideas and specific ways to use those to facilitate language [...]
I’m so excited to announce my latest project from teachmetotalk.com.
“Teach Me To Play WITH You: Easy Games, Songs, and Play Activities to Teach Social Interaction to Toddlers and Young Preschoolers with Language Delays” is a therapy guide for parents and professionals who work with young children with social and communication delays.
This 185 page [...]
Join me this week for Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate on Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 pm Eastern time for our very favorite topic - TOYS!!! Kate and I could go on and on about this, but we’re hoping to finish our 3 week series on toys this week.
This week [...]
Join me this week for Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate on Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 pm Eastern time for our very favorite topic - TOYS!!! Kate and I could go on and on about this, but we’re hoping to condense this down to 2 shows - this week and next week on January [...]