As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I provide families with practical tips on how they can bond with their child and create fun opportunities to teach their child new language. I often recommend people games! People games are play routines that you have created with your child that do not involve any toys. Keep in mind that… Continue reading People games: Peek-a-Boo, I see you!
After weeks of waking up for late night feeds, diaper changes, and randomly waking up wondering if baby is ok, you are about to get the moment you have been waiting for (or perhaps you already have), your baby's first smile! The first moment I saw that smile as a new mom, the one that… Continue reading Baby’s first smile
When my daughter was born, I held my wife's hand, looked reassuringly into her eyes and listened to the sounds around us. The lights hummed, machinery whirred and monitors beeped constantly while the friendly doctors talked world events and then suddenly… "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH" our daughter was born. Was she ever LOUD! Even the docs commented on it. She… Continue reading Encouraging your baby’s first sounds
Babies are beautiful and they grow quickly! One moment they are still, quiet, dependent observers and then it seems overnight they become rampaging, loud, independent explorers! But sometimes our children don't develop the way we expect them to. Baby isn't talking! 'Hmm, what's going on?' How many words should this baby be saying? Is it too… Continue reading Encouraging baby’s first words