I’m in a fortunate position. I have the opportunity to interact with so many children and families on a daily basis. I’ve come to learn something pretty important – parents really appreciate it when the adult who has spent the hour or day with the child shares a “moment” they had with the child. It doesn’t need to be long or elaborate, but even a “Wow, Johnny really loved climbing on the playground today” or “Johnny jumped up and down with
excitement when we sang.” When you’re with the child, you are experiencing those incredible moments where the child has made you smile. That’s the moment you want to share with the parent at pick-up. When parents have children who have difficulty communicating, they feel encouraged when they get a glimpse into
their child’s day. It’s all about making the connections. That’s key to development and relationships.
~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
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