Most of our daily tips focus on the early childhood and toddler years. If you have a child in elementary school, this tip is for you. Want to know more about your child's day at school, but when you ask, all they tell you is "It was good." Ask for specific details, such as "Tell me 3 things about lunch today" or "Tell me 2 things you learned in Science." By asking for specific details, your child will naturally provide more information. Try to only ask one specific question per day or your child may figure out your new strategy. Side note: This works on spouses too.
~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