Talking to Children is Important

We’ve all heard it – “Talk to your baby”. Research shows that both IQ and language scores are higher for children exposed to talkative environments as young children. Recently there has also been evidence to suggest that speaking to our baby bump can improve our child’s language development later…

It’s All About Tents and Forts

A camping tent in the basement. A snow fort in the backyard. A bedsheet draped over chairs in the living room. These three (seemingly) unrelated play activities are actually variations of one and the same and I have yet to meet a child who doesn’t enjoy this kind of…

3 ways to Expand Play with Cars

The past couple of weeks I have been in South Korea training a fantastic group of pediatric Speech and Language Therapists. One of the therapists I was working with mentioned that a client of hers loves to play with cars. Surprise, surprise!  She wants to respect his interest in…

Bath Time with a Soup Ladle

Yes we said ‘Soup Ladle’. Last week we talked about some of the benefits of using music during bath time. This week, we’re going to talk about how you can use objects you probably already have in your kitchen as toys during bath time to work on different aspects…

Cardboard Challenge

Creativity /kriːeɪˈtɪvɪti/ noun 1. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something “firms are keen to encourage creativity” Synonyms: inventiveness; imagination; innovation; originality; individuality; artistry; expressiveness; vision Oxford Dictionary may use the above definition for creativity but after reading this article about 9-year-old Caine Monroy, it wouldn’t be surprising…

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