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 [...]
PARENTS – ARE YOU FRUSTRATED TRYING TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK?
ARE OTHER CHILDREN HIS AGE ASKING FOR WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED – WHILE HE CAN ONLY CRY?
Maybe the “experts” tell you everything’s fine. But you can’t get past that nagging feeling that things should be getting better. And they just…aren’t.
As a parent, there’s [...]
I have received lots of questions lately from mothers of babies who have older siblings with language problems. They are so concerned about providing the “right” kinds of early activities to target language in their infants and younger babies, hoping to “head off” the difficulties their older children experienced. This is a valid concern for these parents. Late talking and other language difficulties do [...]
As a pediatric speech-language pathologist, I am constantly on a quest for new toys to “WOW” my little friends and keep them engaged in play. My grown-up friends spend their free time getting manicures, shopping for clothes in quaint boutiques, or scouring antique malls for deals to furnish and accessorize their fabulous homes. Not me. I spend most of [...]