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March 31, 2020

6 Developmental Benefits of Music

We love to listen to music, dance to music and sing to music with our children. Music is fun, music is engaging, and children love it! Did you know that when children learn to play music it is not only fun but also has developmental benefits to it? Here are 6 ways that children benefit… Read more »

March 26, 2020

Establish a Daily Routine with Joint Book Reading

If joint book reading hasn’t been part of your daily routine with your children, now is a great time to establish that routine. Reading books together is a terrific way of connecting with your children and a proven way to establish a foundation of literacy. Tips for successful joint book reading Set a time everyday for book… Read more »

March 10, 2020

Five Family Games for Language Development

Playing games is a great way to encourage developing language skills. Many games are commercially available, have a language focus, and can be fun for the whole family. Explore some of these five games for a fun and educational family game night! 1. Quiddler Players are encouraged to create words from a series of letters… Read more »

February 11, 2020

Parent Participation in Early Intervention Services

The term Early Intervention refers to services given to very young children with special needs, generally from birth until the child turns three. Early intervention helps families and children from birth to age 3 who have a developmental concern or who are at risk to make sure that these children grow to their greatest potential…. Read more »

February 6, 2020

Parents are the Best Teachers! Everyday Opportunities for Language Development

Everyday family activities can be used to increase a child’s language and vocabulary. Any time a parent or caregiver does anything with a child, that opportunity can be used to increase the child’s vocabulary and language concepts. In addition to naming items when you see them, here are some additional ideas for increasing language during… Read more »

October 30, 2019

Books! Books! Books!

Research suggests that storybook reading facilitates language development and plays an important role in preparing children for success in school. In addition to enhancing early language development and literacy skills, shared book reading, between you and your child, can provide positive social interaction.   Reading with your child should start from birth.  At this time,… Read more »

October 22, 2019

A Systematic Approach to Coaching Parents

When working with the pediatric population, the parents or caregivers are sometimes overlooked as a key partner in the child’s development. Many times when early interventionists (EI) start working with young children, the focus of the session is centered on the child and as the sessions continue the caregivers sit at a distance observing the… Read more »

October 7, 2019

The Development of Print Knowledge

Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop so do their speech and language skills. They learn to understand and use language to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings to communicate with others.  During this stage of early speech and language development, children also learn skills that… Read more »

March 6, 2019

Eight Ways to Support Your Child’s Early Development

Parents often wonder what they can do at home to support their child’s development. The short answer: Play with your child! But what does that play look like? Here are eight easy tips for play activities parents and caregivers can do with young children. How to support development Games. Share games, such as large lotto… Read more »

February 26, 2019

Raising a Reader

How do you raise a child to be an enthusiastic and consistent reader? TV, videogames, computers, and other modern distractions sometimes make it difficult for children to focus on reading. Still, there are many things that parents can do to help motivate a child to read. How to raise a reader Try out all of these suggestions… Read more »

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