Summer is here! That means warm, sunny days, and lots of playing outside. When play moves outdoors, there are many wonderful opportunities for children to involve their senses, create memories, be … [Read more...] about Summer Time: Pouring to Improve Attention, Fine Motor Skills, Independence, and Language
Photo Credit: D Simmonds Working with toddlers on a regular basis I know transitions can be tough for toddlers. Who wants to stop playing to go grocery shopping? Who wants to leave the park to pick … [Read more...] about Toddler Language: A Song to Help Transition Between Activities and Tasks
Every so often I receive emails from parents or therapists that I don’t know personally nor have ever met. The other day, a mom emailed me with the following question: “My daughter is 2 and a half … [Read more...] about How Do I Get My Toddler to Sit and Focus During a Speech Therapy Session?
I’ve fallen a little behind on writing my monthly blog posts. I’m sorry! This past year has been extremely busy. Last April, I moved into a new office space in Ramsey and ramped up seeing my … [Read more...] about What’s New at My Toddler Talks
Photo Credit: cseeman Flickr Recent research is confirming that background noise inhibits children’s ability to acquire new words. Psychologists from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Brianna … [Read more...] about How to Decrease Background Noise to Promote Word Learning in Early Intervention