Building Early Language Skills

10 Must-Have Toys for Building Language With Babies

Developmentally appropriate and engaging toys directly impact interaction quality and are instrumental in facilitating early language and cognitive skills. As a parent and pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, I opt for the well-made, classic toy. Classic toys may not come with all the bells and whistles of the latest "learning" toy, but simplicity often leads to more quality interactions. After all, … Continue reading

Building Early Language Skills

Go Play

The back-to-school season is in full swing. Teachers to meet. Back-to-school nights to attend. Homework to complete. Extracurricular activities to schedule.  Giving advice to parents to do just one more thing during this busy season seems to be a bit untimely. So what can you do? Turn the phone off. Shut down the computer. Forget about … Continue reading