What if you had never seen the leaves change color in the fall before?
What if this was the first year you had experienced stepping on a crunchy fall leaf?
For our toddlers, the world is filled with wonder and new experiences. Let's be their guides and surround their new experiences with words that they can learn to store up in their brains to use to have conversations with us in the future.
How can you use fall leaves to help your toddler learn new words? In this video you'll learn how you can look at any object through my blueprint so that you can introduce your toddler to new vocabulary while you do normal, everyday things...like playing in the fall leaves.
If you're looking at this leaf and thinking, "What else is there to say than...its a leaf?!" this blueprint is for you!
I’m Adrienne, I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I help parents, like you, feel more confident and excited to make tiny tweaks to your daily life to transform mundane things into engaging,...
Simple Kids Learning Activity to do at Home...with just a tissue!
How can you use a simple tissue to help your toddler learn new words? In this video you'll learn how you can look at any object through my blueprint so that you can introduce your toddler to new vocabulary while you do normal, everyday things...like blowing your nose with a tissue.
I’m Adrienne, I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I help parents, like you, feel more confident and excited to make tiny tweaks to your daily life to transform mundane things into engaging, learning experiences for your toddler.
If you're looking at this tissue and thinking, "What else is there to say than...its a tissue" this blueprint is for you! You can download it at learnwithadrienne.com (my gift to you)! I designed it to help you look at everyday objects with fresh eyes, curiosity, and creativity. That way, you can intentionally surround it with words and language as you explore it together with your child. This helps...
Getting out the door on time with a toddler?
The struggle is real.
In this video, you will learn:
Noel's Top 3 Songs for Transitioning
How to create an external routine for transitions
How to make transitions fun (for you AND your child)
Noel, a Music Therapist, shares her tips for helping your toddler transition from one thing to another.
Wondering what the normal attention span is for toddlers?
8 – 15 months 1-2 minutes
16 – 19 months 2-3 minutes
20 – 24 months 3-6 minutes
25 – 36 months 5-8 minutes
3 – 4 years 8-10 minutes
How to help your toddler his or her increase attention span:
1) Give attention to gain attention:
when you give your child your full attention, without any distractions, then your children can learn from your model. When you fully attend it also helps you feel confident in how to comment and join in with their play.
2) Enrich rather than interrupt:
allow your child to develop independent concentration by giving them time to follow their own train of thought. Follow what they are playing with, rather than directing their play.
3) Help them shift their attention:
Shifting attention is an important skill for school. You can help by using their name and giving them time to shift from one thing to...
When language skills are starting to develop, toddlers can't say what they want, feel, or need, and they get frustrated and start to act out and display behaviors to try and communicate. Behavior is their way of communicating.
Your role is to teach them how to be self-aware and communicate with words or gestures so they don’t melt into a tantrum. Communication is the key.
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
In this video, Adrienne and Terra share how to get toddlers and children of all ages to talk and communicate their emotions and feelings in a clear, concise way. Using simple activities, parents, caregivers, teachers, and speech-language pathologists can learn how to help your toddler talk more and understand more language so that they can communicate better.
These tips are helpful so that they will be prepared for preschool, kindergarten, and...
Are you worried your child is falling behind in talking skills?
These free checklists will help track your
child's development in the areas of talking + social skills.
And if your child is a bit behind, the lists give you action steps to catch them up.