Imagine living in a world where everything is so much bigger than you. Imagine having to look up to see a person’s face, having to work hard to get onto the furniture, etc. That’s the life young children are experiencing… a life where their small body is living in a big world. One of the favorite tips to give to families and anyone interacting with a child is to get down to their level. If you... are talking to your child, you should come down to
where you are facing them. Stay there for the length of the interaction. By doing this, you are showing your child that you are listening to them and that they have your attention. In my own professional experience, when I’ve
witnessed adults doing this, the children also begin to listen more, have more focus, and are much more attentive. It’s a win-win for both the child and the adult.
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist