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As many of you know by now you’re kiddo is non-stop on the go!  We want them to explore those gross motor skills and really improve on them.  Have them engage in the activities below while you talk about the actions (e.g. – climb, walk, crawl, throw, etc.).  Support your child in being active!  The more they explore their world… the more they learn!

Months - Keeping Up with Your Active Child - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

There are tons of fun and simple ways to promote gross motor skills in your child between ages 1 and 2.

10 Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

Bring the preschool classroom to your home. Easy schedule for Mom and child to follow to learn preschool skills and get ready for kindergarten. Have your child doing preschool activities and preschool crafts following a schedule of your own!

How to Start a Preschool Schedule with your Toddler

5 Months 2 Week - Cause & Effect Toys

5 Months 2 Weeks - Cause & Effect Toys - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

This week’s tips focus on the olfactory sense. Babies are actually already born with a sharp sense of smell, but you can definitely build upon it by introducing new smells and fragrances.  Here are some possible ideas to introduce new smells…

This week’s tips focus on the olfactory sense. Babies are actually already born with a sharp sense of smell, but you can definitely build upon it by introducing new smells and fragrances. Here are some possible ideas to introduce new smells…

8 Months 1 Week - Mobility  Now that your child is starting to become more mobile it’s time to think about how to move them to the next level!  We included our favorite toys that promote crawling, kneeling, squatting, standing, cruising, and walking this week.  A lot of children of course do not walk independently well after their first birthday, but these are all ideas to help create opportunities for more advanced gross motor skill development.

8 Months 1 Week - Mobility - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

8 Months 3 Weeks - Traveling with Baby! Roman looking out port hole.

8 Months 3 Weeks - Traveling with Baby! - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddlers Activities for Children Birth to 3

The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddlers Activities for Children Birth to 3: Written by Teachers for Teachers by - EbookNetworking.net

Your child is beginning to be very aware of the world around them!  They keep seeing the same people, the same types of food, familiar items, etc., which makes them more confident and secure as learners.  At this point, you constantly model the words for what they are doing, eating, and even what they are wearing without even thinking about it.  And guess what?  They are catching on!

16 Months 3 Weeks - Identifying and Labeling Clothing Items - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

9 Months 3 Weeks - Labeling Familiar People Roman and mommy. One of the best feelings is having your child say “Mommy” or “Daddy”!  Labeling other familiar people is also an important skill.  Once your child learns how to say names they no longer have to grunt, cry, yell, or scream to get attention!  It gives them an opportunity to make clear requests, ask for help, etc.  Here are numerous ways to encourage labeling familiar people below…

9 Months 3 Weeks - Labeling Familiar People - Bag of Tricks: Speech & Language Tools

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