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Building Baby’s Language By Exploring Nature

Building Baby's Language By Exploring Nature

When you take your baby outside and describe what is happening around them, you are helping them orient to the world. You are also building vocabulary by teaching words for the things they see (e.g. blue sky, yellow flowers, green grass). Here are some ways to build language outside: This is a great time to introduce weather and time concepts (e.g. “it’s sunny out, it’s daytime!” or “look it’s cloudy today!”). If it’s too hot, rainy, or snowy to go outside, bring baby to a window and describe what she is seeing outside. As she gets older, let her point…

10 Fun Ways to Support Your Baby’s Language Development

10 Fun Ways to Support Baby's Communication Development

Photo credit: Tricia Williams As a Speech Pathologist, I have received many great questions from parents on ways to support their children’s development. My first answer is usually, “You are already doing so many amazing things!” Simply showing our children love and interacting with them meaningfully can have a lifelong impact. There are also many quick tips that can help parents find more teachable moments in everyday activities. Young children are like little sponges soaking up new information. Meaningful parent-child interaction from the start supports the brain in developing strong neural connections that will form the basis for later learning.…

Fun Ice Cube Learning Activity + Printable

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Do your kids love ice cubes? Mine do! The other day my toddler and I created a fun ice cube learning activity that I wanted to share. This activity can be catered to a range of different ages. My seven year old loved teaching her sister about liquids and solids and how water freezes. Get the printable that goes with this activity below! First we did a nature hunt in our backyard and found lots of small items to put in our ice cubes. Then we placed them in this flexible freezer tray (which was great for freezing baby food…