Language and Technology

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children over the age of 2 engage with entertainment media and technology for no more than 1 or 2 hours per day. It is recommended that children under the age of 2 completely … Continued

The Strongest Muscle in the Body

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Although the answer to the question of which muscle is the strongest muscle in the human body depends on your definition of “strength,” the strongest muscle in the body based on an ability to exert pressure is the masseter or … Continued

Speech Delay vs. Language Delay

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Although children’s speech and language skills are developing simultaneously, they may not be developing at the same rate! Sometimes a child uses many words, but is difficult to understand. This child may have intact expressive language, but have delayed speech … Continued

Magic Toys

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Every so often, parents have asked me if they can borrow my toys. To which I reply, “It is not the toy – it is the strategy!” Granted some toys are better at facilitating development than others. However, assuming we … Continued

Follow The Child’s Lead

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Although we want to share and teach our children everything, often an adult-directed approach does not facilitate language development as much as one might think. Rather, early speech and language development is better supported by a child-directed approach. So, here … Continued

Children and Play

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When children are playing, they are not “just playing!” Rather, it is through the wonderful world of play that children learn about their environment, develop, and ready themselves to take on life! Play requires children to use a variety of … Continued