Speak those words I long to hear

If you know my story, you know that I have lovingly struggled with my 2-year-old and her inability to communicate.  In the beginning I was sad and frustrated, but then I put myself in her shoes and realized that this must be a struggle for her as well. I sometimes do get sad when I am around other children her age.  To hear them call out to their parents “mama” or “dada”, Oh how I long to hear those words. I never realized how precious those moments are when you hear your child speak for the very first time.  I…

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…

Daniel Tiger helps out

My lovable huggable toddler has some delay with speech, so I am trying different techniques to encourage her to communicate. Daniel Tiger is her absolute favorite character, during her computer time she only wants to watch Daniel Tiger. I thought why not make a Daniel Tiger felt play for learning the parts of the face. It was a hit. The eyebrows, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth are all removable pieces. If you make one of these I suggest sewing the loose pieces (The tigers hair) onto the head. 1. She placed the parts of the face on the tiger. 2….

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks

Blocks are many toddlers favorites so we decided to make up some fun activities to do with blocks. They often get bored with just building and stacking so I incorporated some playful learning. Learning shapes and colors with blocks. I traced each block on the color paper that matched the block color and had my toddlers match the blocks to the shapes and colors on the paper. I also had the toddlers do color sorting using the same sheets of paper and the colorful blocks. The next activity was taking our language cards and having the toddlers use the small…