Touch and Explore Sensory Bin - A Sample Play Routine from My Toddler Talks

My Toddler Talks has 25 fun play routines designed to improve your child's speech and language skills. Many of the play routines involve popular and favorite toys and objects found in most households. This is a benefit for busy parents who can't or don't want to run out and purchase more toys as well as for early intervention therapists who are encouraged to use what is already in the child's environment.

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My Toddler Talks Best of 2015

Happy 2016. Hope you are all well and excited for this upcoming year. I know I am!

Although 2015 wasn’t the amazing year filled with rainbows and lollipops, it was a fine, productive year. I am grateful for my loving family and friends, my dedicated clients, and my encouraging readers. Thank you all for being here.

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Common First Words: Toddler Speech Therapy

The following is a list of common first words adapted from The Rossetti Infant Toddler Language Scale (2006) and from the research findings of Professor Leslie Altman Rescorla, the director of the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College. Rescorla's results indicate that there are 25 commonly used words that toddlers know, even those that are slow to learn language. This suggests that these words are worth targeting when working on language intervention for late talkers.

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Baby Beluga: A Book and Song to Improve Your Toddler’s Language

Any Raffi fans here? If you were born in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you may be familiar with the singer-song writer Raffi. He is well known for writing and singing many popular children’s songs. If you’re not familiar with Raffi, don’t worry. I too was unfamiliar with his music despite being born during one of those decades and still managed to have a very fine childhood. (Now I just ponder, what if?)

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My Toddler Pinches and Bites When We Try to Get Her To Talk

A few weeks ago, another My Toddler Talks reader emailed with the following question:

“We have two children, a 3.5 year old boy and a 20 month old girl.  We did not have any speech issues with our son, however our daughter is not speaking as much as we believe she should be able to at this point. She has maybe 10 words.  She will resort to biting or pinching at times if she becomes frustrated.  I really want to be proactive about this.  Do you have any suggestions or resources?”

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7 Ways to Get Your Village on Board to Promote Your Toddler's Language Development

If you’ve been reading my blog or have read My Toddler Talks, you know I value routines and consistency. Toddlers need consistency and familiar routines to thrive. To further encourage your toddler’s language development, consistency amongst the village is also needed. Since these trusted members are helping to raise and care for your precious little one(s), they should also know how to develop your toddler’s communication.

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