Early Language

The Progression of Imitation

Imitation- the ability to mirror, repeat, and practice the actions of others. And children LOVE it and are BORN with it. Think about in the early days when your child copies your smile or sticks their tongue out. As they enter the language explosion stage they begin imitating EVERYTHING you say- words, tone of voice,… Continue reading The Progression of Imitation

Favorite Things, Holiday

Gifts for a 1-Year-Old from a Speech Language Pathologist Mom

B is turning 2 in a month and I'm over here reliving some of the sweetest memories and most amazing growth over the past year. At 1 she was just using her first words and now I have a child who speaks in 5+ word sentences with a vocabulary I'm continually amazed by. I thought… Continue reading Gifts for a 1-Year-Old from a Speech Language Pathologist Mom

Play

Tips For Setting Up Your Environment For Child Play

A child's time playing it the best opportunity for new learning to happen. Children love to explore their environment- no matter what that looks like. Some homes are full of all the toys, while other take a more curated approach with the "less is more" mindset. No matter your home style, there are several tips… Continue reading Tips For Setting Up Your Environment For Child Play