Before picking up your child, wiping their face, or putting on their clothes, let them know what you are about to do. “I’m going to pick you up” or “I’m going to wipe your face” or “I’m going to put on your coat.” Imagine if you were sitting on the floor and someone can by, without warning, and picked you up. It would definitely be a bit surprising. Not only are you giving your child an indication of what is about to happen, you’re also providing an environment filled with language (verbs, pronouns, nouns, and prepositions).
~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