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This week's segment provides ideas for using farm animals during play with toddlers to target language. Animals are universally appealing to young children. Use this natural interest to keep a child engaged while teaching new words. Focus on teaching words beyond nouns/names for animals and animal sounds by targeting verbs/action words and prepo...

This week's segment provides ideas for using farm animals during play with toddlers to target language. Animals are universally appealing to young children. Use this natural interest to keep a child engaged while teaching new words. Focus on teaching words beyond nouns/names for animals and animal sounds by targeting verbs/action words and prepo...

Google the word Askew – well played google - love the fact that such a large corporation allows time for humour!  Good one!

Google the word Askew – well played google - love the fact that such a large corporation allows time for humour! Good one!

Non-verbal cues such as pointing or gesturing may help develop a child’s vocabulary, even though it doesn’t involve saying new words.  This is the finding of a new University of Chicago study that examined how vocabulary-building–a known predictor of later school success–might be encouraged in homes with all [...]

Non-Verbal Cues May Help Build Young Kids' Vocabulary

Non-verbal cues such as pointing or gesturing may help develop a child’s vocabulary, even though it doesn’t involve saying new words. This is the finding of a new University of Chicago study that examined how vocabulary-building–a known predictor of later school success–might be encouraged in homes with all [...]

Joint Attention Activities for Infants Joint attention is a great skill to practice with your little one-- and here are some good starters!

Joint Attention Activities for Infants Joint attention is a great skill to practice with your little one-- and here are some good starters!

Strategies to Help Your Child Talk: Setting up the Environment For Communication

Strategies to Help Your Child Talk: Setting up the Environment For Communication

Communication Temptations: "This is important: for these strategies to work, the child needs to actually WANT the thing you are “tempting” him with."

Let's Read Toward Early Literacy | Jaquelyn Muller Books  (Preschool)

Let's Read Toward Early Literacy