Creative Writing Starter Pages

You can start encouraging writing now with your child at any age. Start with building a love for books and images. Talk about the books with exaggeration. Increase your child’s vocabulary by describing everything with the most vivid adjectives. From birth your baby is learning language and how it is used. Feed that need to build their vocabulary so they can express how they feel verbally and nonverbally. Some fun ways to welcome language and literacy into your child’s life is by reading everything, describing your child’s emotions, describing what your child is wearing or doing, introducing books from letting…

Help, my two-year old won’t speak

I have had 5 children and with each one I have faced a different challenge. My youngest one is two-years old and she does not speak. Of course this being a first for me I panicked and instantly thought it was my fault. I went crazy reading every book, magazine, blog, internet information I could find. After her doctor visit I was told that she would need therapy, but in the meantime she gave me some tips on things I could do to pull the language out of my two-year old. Everything she told me I had already tried and…

Dramatic Play to Encourage Language

I am working with my toddler on developing speech. After speaking with other moms and my toddlers doctor I decided to switch up how we play in the afternoons, to see if it would improve her speech. One of the activities we do in the afternoon is dramatic play. My toddler really enjoys pretending, so I decided we would communicate more during this time and I would introduce other activities related to the dramatic play theme for that day. We chose a day at the grocery store. I like to start out by reading books that are related to our…