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Valentine’s Day Books

Valentine’s Day Books

Valentine's Day is around the corner. It is a great opportunity to switch out some of the books on your child's shelves. These are some of my Valentine's Day books! Valentine's Day books don't have to be full of red hearts and valentines. We'll be reading one of these...

Where to Find New Books

Where to Find New Books

With the holidays quickly approaching (how is it almost Christmas?!) you may have even more down time to fill with your child or children at home. I recently shared about some of my favorite winter books and the benefits of providing books relevant to the...

Benefits of Reading Aloud

Benefits of Reading Aloud

As a speech-language pathologist and preschool teacher, one of the main questions parents ask me is "What should we work on at home?" Parents want the best for their children. They want to teach them letters and math. Of course, these are important skills. However, my...

Winter and Holiday Books

Winter and Holiday Books

I know it's technically still fall, but as soon as Thanksgiving is over, my brain switches to winter mode! I love to switch out my daughter's books as the seasons and holidays change. There are many benefits to doing this: Preparing for new experiences - Transitions...

Talking to Children about Gratitude

Talking to Children about Gratitude

With Thanksgiving approaching, it's a great time to start talking to our children about gratitude and what it means to be thankful. These are complicated concepts that can be difficult for children to grasp. Here are some ways to introduce gratitude to children. Model...

Pretend Play – Where to Start

Pretend Play – Where to Start

As the holidays approach, parents are wondering what toys to get their children. I want to encourage you to think about adding some pretend play toys to your child's holiday wishlist this year!Pretend play is a fantastic way to encourage speech and language...