Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Look! Look! Game™

Let’s play “The Look! Look! Game”™! Playing the “The Look! Look! Game” invites your child to practice making language sounds. The game encourages him to say and act out words with you. It can also help him learn two important … Continue reading

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Let’s play The Sounds Game™!

Playing The Sounds Game with your infant or toddler is fun . . . and more. It’s a verbal game with a two-fold purpose: To model talking and to invite your child to imitate. One way to play this game … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: ASSIST

A WOW! Word™ is any word that, when used by a child in conversation, causes the listener to sit up and take notice. That’s positive attention, mind you. Positive attention that generally includes the verbal response: “Wow!” It’s true. WOW! … Continue reading

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Come sing a song with me!

“Today song! Today song!” That’s what you’ll be hearing each morning once you begin singing this easy song with your infant, toddler, preschooler or primary-age child. And you’ll be happily primed to respond with today’s song:  Today’s Song Say: Today … Continue reading

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A Picture Book is Worth a Thousand Words

A common challenge when reading aloud is that it often seems like a child is only interested in the pictures, not the story. What’s the point of reading if your baby isn’t interested, right? In fact, good readers love pictures … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: ATTEMPT

WOW! Words™ are words that, when used in correct context by children during conversation, cause awed adults to pay attention and say, “WOW!” WOW! Words invite children—regardless of natural or learned language abilities—to be confident talkers. Using WOW! Words models … Continue reading

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The Verbs Game™

Let’s play The Verbs Game™ with your child of any age today. This talking game is a good way to build your child’s oral language or storehouse of vocabulary and knowledge. You can even talk this activity with an infant. … Continue reading

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How a Little Song Caused Fussing to Turn Tail

I was power walking the other day when I came upon an Under-Two taking her papa for a stroll. But she had obviously just decided her strolling was done. She was into some hard-core fussing and was loudly prodding to … Continue reading

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