Speech and Language development and activities to support growth!
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✨Little ones communicate in MANY ways! Developmentally, gestures come before words! If your child is not ready to use verbal communication, that's okay! It may be more efficient for them to communicate what they need by pointing to or showing you what they want. 🤔 But, how can you help your child start to transition to verbal communication?
👋🏼 Hi! It’s Stephanie and Becky from Tiny Talkers - we are speech-language pathologists and moms of 3️⃣! Follow along @tiny.talkers for more speech and language tips and milestones for your little ones 💞 💕Did you know older siblings can help strengthen language development in younger siblings? For starters, younger siblings are usually very motivated by older siblings- and motivation is KEY to learning something new!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents avoid screen time for children younger than 18 to 24 months and research consistently shows that children younger than 2 years have difficulty learning from screens (Anderson & Pempak, 2005). So what “counts” as screen time? What about FaceTime, a Zoom music class, or any other type of video chatting? Can young children learn from this type of screen time or should all screens be avoided until a child is 2? 🤷🏻♀️
📱 Is your little one attracted to your phone? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️ We have spent countless hours taking videos and pictures of our children! Of course, they constantly reach for it because they want to know what it’s all about! Occasionally, we love to flip the camera into selfie mode 🤳 and let our little ones SEE what they do! The results are usually pretty comical but also useful!
🗣 If your little one is not using words yet, animal noises are a great way to practice different sounds and get them verbalizing! Since babies will often imitate fun sounds BEFORE they imitate words, animal noises make for a great starting point for working on verbal imitation! 💥 Also, did you know animal noises can count as a word in your little one’s vocabulary??
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One amazing thing we can do for our baby's development within their solid food experience is teach them to drink from an open cup! In Episode 22 of the Montessori babies Podcast, we talk to Dawn Winkelmann M.S, CCC-SLP & she offered her best tips how to teach our babies to drink from an open cup, why it's developmentally beneficial, and so much more! #babytourguide #montessoribabies #babyledweaning #montessori #montessoribaby
Peek-A-Boo! A fun, easy way to promote language development! 🙈 Peek-a-boo is one of those games that so many of us have played with babies. Why? It’s engaging, easy, and fun! ❣ Did you know that speech therapists love using this game? It teaches SO MANY pre-language skills, and you can do it ANYWHERE with ANYONE! 🙌🏽