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10 Early Literacy Tips That Support Language Development

Early literacy

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! 🙂 Infusing reading into your little one’s daily routine is a wonderful way to build a solid early language and literacy foundation. Books expose children to many new concepts like vocabulary, speech sounds, rhyming, images, colors, shapes, basic concepts, prepositions, categories, and beyond. 10 Early Literacy Tips That Support Language Development: Provide your little one with a variety of different books on many topics. Place books in different spots around the house to encourage reading and read often. Read books that relate to the current season, holiday or family events to…

10 Fun Ways to Encourage Toddler Communication

Encouraging Toddler Communcation

Isn’t it amazing to watch your toddler’s emerging communication skills? Whether its words, gestures or sign language, your toddler is learning to express themselves, which is so exciting! Babies and toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development and this provides a wonderful time to interact with them in fun and meaningful ways that encourage their communication development. Your language input helps your little one’s brain create meaningful neuron connections to build a solid language foundation as they develop. Think of it as adding new branches to a tree, so the tree can grow more leaves and blossom…

Mealtime Rehab: Tips for Coping with Selective Eaters

Mealtime Rehab

We are so excited to welcome Yaffi Lvova, a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and owner of Baby Bloom Nutrition! In this guest post, she offers excellent tips on picky eating and some creative strategies to get little ones to develop healthy eating habits.  Motherhood is a rollercoaster. The ups and downs in a single day, in a single hour, could drive even the most maternal person to the brink of craziness. Mealtimes are often the needle to the balloon that would otherwise be your sanity. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Mealtimes can be calm, even pleasant. No, you’re…