Monthly Archives: January 2015

WOW! Word of the Week™: RESPOND

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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Babsy B Fuss-Fixer #1: Listen to the Quiet

Sing-song thisy B Fuss-Fixer™ ditty to quiet your child  when the fussies threaten to take over. Cuddle your child  and use a softer and softer voice to where you are  whispering as you sing or sing-song the ditty repeatedly.

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: PARTICIPATE

This week’s WOW! Word: participate (recommended ages 1-3) Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as: Look how you participated in the fingerplay! You like to participate when we play peek-a-boo! Will you participate in swimming … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Me

 

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: REFLECTION

This week’s WOW! Word: Reflection Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as: You see your reflection in the mirror! Oh, let’s wave at all three of our reflections in this 3-way mirror! Can you see … Continue reading

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A Babsy B Activity Tip

Goals: Fun with language while learning shapes, colors, and position words; also, a boost with behavior prevention/management (Fuss Fixer™). Preparation: Reread Sputter, Sputter, Sput! until the book’s language is “owned” by the listener such that s/he is saying the words aloud … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: INQUIRE

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! Words … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: PEACEFUL

Use the word (or forms of the word) in sentences, such as: My room is quiet and peaceful at night. I am playing peacefully when I share the toys. I say kind and peaceful words to Daddy. We like to … Continue reading

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