Monthly Archives: April 2015

Developing oral language is about much more than posts and theories.

Sharing fun language is one of my favorite passions, and recently I was able to share my books and poems with some very sweet and adorable children and their mommies and daddies. Mommy-con, a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: INCREASE

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: ACTIVITY

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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WOW! Word™ of the Week: CONVERSATION

Use the word in sentences, such as: I just had a giggly conversation with my best friend. There’s lots of conversation in this story. Jackson and Carly had a long conversation Our baby seems to be having a conversation with … Continue reading

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In a culture of interruption, two great ways to teach a child one of life’s most basic values.

Interrupting a Talker is not only impolite; it could lead to totally-erroneous information. Just this morning, I nearly interrupted my senior friend’s sentence. She was telling about her having recently taken some drug. She told how it had “helped her … Continue reading

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