“Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate” for Feb. 5, 2009
This week we’ll continue to discuss EXACTLY how to target language at home in your daily routines. Listen as Kate and I finish walking you through typical activities. This week we’ll talk about ideas like using language during community outings – playing outside and going to the grocery store. We’ll also finish ideas for all of the those “little” activities we all do in a day. Adding new ideas to teach your toddler to understand and use words during these “extra” times will add up to a whole lot more language-learning in the course of the week.
If we have time, we’ll also discuss ideas for helping your non-verbal child learn how to begin to imitate sounds in play. Don’t miss this if you have a very quiet toddler!!!
I’ll also give you the name of a great website one of my client’s moms told me about for some early computer games, particularly recommended for kids who are using assistive technology.
Teaching language doesn’t have to be a separate activity that you set aside time for. You can work on learning language during virtually EVERY waking hour for you and your child at home. All it takes are some new ideas and a little commitment on your part! Join us to see what a difference you can make!
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Hope you’ll join us! Laura