Hank Has A Dream

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Are you looking for a magical book to spark your child's imagination and language? When I first picked up the book, Hank Finds an Egg, I found something very unique about the images in the book. The pictures were captivating, pure and mystical. If you want to know more about the author and illustrator, Rebecca Dudley check out my interview with her … [Read more...]

Do You Like Pie? Improving Speech through Music

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Do you have a child with apraxia? How about a speech and language delay? Check out this CD, titled Do You Like Pie? by Pam Marshalla, speech language pathologist. The CD includes 10 songs that help facilitate speech that can be used in the car, at home, in therapy or on the go. Each song has repeating phonemes, syllables and words, which can help … [Read more...]

Verbal Responsiveness and Children with Autism

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I recently read an interesting article titled Fathers and Mothers Verbal Responsiveness and the Language Skills of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Michelle Flippin and Linda R. Watson. This article examined the interactions of 16 young children with Autism and their parents and investigated the differences in verbal responsiveness … [Read more...]

Ava’s Adventure

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Ava's Adventure by Laura Pedersen is about a young girl who overcomes her disappointment and learns an important lesson when her parents won't pay for an upcoming trip with a friend. Ava wants desperately to go with her friend Lucas on a snowboarding trip. Her parents can't let her go because it is too expensive and they were unable to pay for the … [Read more...]

Unplugged: how to live mindfully in a digital world

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I wanted to share an excellent and insightful book with my readers titled Unplugged: how to live mindfully in a digital world. Given that my blog focuses on parenting and sharing resources with families, I wanted to review this book written by Orianna Fielding that helped me become more mindful about being connected with my electronic devices. It … [Read more...]

Eeboo Story Cards

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Do you want to help improve your child's ability to sequence and tell a story? Putting pictures together and creating a story in a logical order is an important part of language development for a young child. We use our sequencing skills all day from our daily schedule to relaying a story to a friend. I love Eeboo Story Cards because they are … [Read more...]

Echolalia: Research and Tips for Parents

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I wanted to write an article about echolalia because I think it is something that affects many families of children with special needs. I found an excellent article which I discuss below that can help caregivers elicit more spontaneous speech with their child, specifically during mealtime. What is echolalia? Echolalia is the repetition of … [Read more...]

Banana Chia Pudding

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Are you looking for a quick, healthy and easy snack? This banana chia pudding was a cinch to make and requires no cooking! The pudding is thick and sweet with a smooth consistency. Most puddings are complicated and take time to make on the stove top mixing and waiting to thicken. I made this pudding in my Nutri Bullet which worked out well … [Read more...]

Gravitybread presents Laura Pedersen

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I am excited to present Laura Pedersen, author of Unplugged, Ella Gets Her Family Back. When I was recently shopping a small book shop with creaky floors (I love creaky bookstores), I found Laura's book, Unplugged Ella Gets Her Family Back. I immediately read through it and loved it. Laura brings up some real issues in her book regarding … [Read more...]

Stepping Stories..a review plus tips!

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Do you want to introduce more stories at mealtime that relate directly to your child? Make your child the star of the book! I was contacted by Stepping Stories a couple of weeks ago regarding their personalized books. When I visited their website, I was able to easily create a personalized book for both of my children in less than ten … [Read more...]