Reading books at the table, while you and your child are eating, is a great way to incorporate literacy into your daily routine. If you have a book that they already love, reading that book will often encourage them to stay at the table longer (this really helps if are trying to increase the length of time your child sits for a meal and/or trying to encourage your child to eat different foods). Because your child loves the book, they will often stay longer - creating a positive association with the table and food. I have a friend who does this on a daily basis with her own children and it's incredible to see how effective it has been.
~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