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How to Read “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you See?” to Get your Toddler Talking

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin and illustrated by Eric Carle is a classic children’s book. It’s predictable, rhythmic, colorful, and pretty….BASIC. Yup. It’s pretty basic. Plain and simple. It doesn’t...

How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers’ Communication Skills

How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers’ Communication Skills Last month, I happily contributed a fantastic article to the fine folks over at Pediastaff entitled, How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers' Communication Skills. If you are interested in...

Snuggle Puppy! A Little Love Song for Your Toddler’s Speech

Snuggle Puppy a great book for toddler language development With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought to myself, “Why not write a post about Snuggle Puppy!" I'm a dog lover, a music lover, and you’ve guessed it - a snuggle...

Expansions and Extensions To Improve Language

  So, your little guy has started talking but you’ve noticed that he’s not using complete sentences to convey his thoughts. For instance, he will combine two words together like “baby cry” or “mommy cook”, but not produce...

Spring Flowers: Arts and Crafts Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Spring has sprung! And, so have many beautiful flowers. Here’s an easy but fun arts and crafts activity for your toddlers and preschoolers. I have designed it to facilitate speech and language skills. Some helpful tips and strategies to stimulate...

Apps to Improve Communication in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for some apps to improve your toddler's or preschooler's language? Or, looking for some apps to possibly motivate your young child to communicate? Apps are becoming increasingly popular with young children. Many of us may be shocked or...

Getting Your Toddler to Say the “P”, “B” and “M” Sounds

Children's articulation or the ability to say speech sounds, require some time and practice to mature and improve. As explained in My Toddler's First Words, mispronunciations are common when children are learning to speak. As children's vocabularies...

Reading Books With Your Toddler

Reading books with your toddlers should be an enjoyable experience. However, sometimes it’s difficult to fully engage an active toddler. If this is the case, try following these tips. First, determine if you’ve selected the appropriate...

Types of Books to Improve Your Toddler’s Language

Types of Books to Improve Your Toddler's Language You’re at the book store wondering what books to buy your darling 2 year old. You think to yourself: “Well, last time Hannah really liked the Dr. Seuss book, but she tore the pages within...