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Marriage tips for Parents of Toddlers

Dec 04, 2018

How does marriage change after having a baby?
 
What about when they enter toddlerhood?
 
When you have a baby, it can be challenging to juggle the new dynamics of parenthood and marriage.
 
I want to share a resource that I love with you that will help you zoom out and take a look at your marriage and how it has grown and changed after having kids. I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Kensi Duszynski.
 
I have been listening to her podcast every week since the very first episode came out this summer. If you enjoy my teaching style, I think you are going to love listening to her.
 
Kensi is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified professional coach, and host of the Brave Marriage Podcast. Kensi specializes in working with engaged and married couples.
 
Her encouragement to couples in their first few years of marriage is to do proactive work on the front end, so that they can be intentional about building...
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If I teach my baby sign language, will they not learn to talk? Will they become lazy??

Nov 21, 2018
 
We're busting some common myths about sign language in this podcast episode I was interviewed on. (My interview begins at 22:44 minutes into the podcast)
 
- Does sign language limit toddlers' ability to learn to talk out loud?
 
- How did I become interested in early intervention and sign language?
 
- Does teaching sign language help kids receive more positive feedback?
 
- When a child signs a word incorrectly, what should we do?
 
- Is it helpful to teach students more than one communication modality?
 
Want to listen? We talk about all these things and more in this myth-busting episode.
(My interview begins at 22:44 minutes into the podcast)
 
With joy,
Adrienne
 
P.S. Honored to be invited to be a part of Talking With Tech podcast. Thanks to Rachel Madel, the Speech-Language Pathologist who interviewed me!
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Toddler Learning Activity: How FALL LEAVES help toddlers learn

Nov 20, 2018

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,...

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Toddler Learning Activity: How to use TISSUES to help toddlers learn

Nov 13, 2018

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...

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How to get out the door on time (with toddlers): Techniques For Smooth Toddler Transitions

May 08, 2018

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.

Noel's Top 3 Songs for Transitioning
 
1. Walking walking, hop hop, hop…
2. Ants Go Marching (Your child's name goes marching, jumping, etc.)
3. Clean up pick up put away (from Daniel Tiger)
 
Importance of Teaching Kids to Transition
 
1. Kids are learning to self-regulate
o Give a warning (10 minutes, 5 minutes, 1 minute)
o Keep positive tone
o Some kids need to regulate sensory system first or they feel out of control
Vestibular input
Proprioceptive input
Using music can help you address this issue at the same time.
Regulate their system and body= more able to follow directions
 
2. One reason kids have...
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Adrienne's Ultimate Book List for babies + toddlers

May 02, 2018

These books are toddler-tested and approved!

I love these ones!

This post includes affiliate links to the books for your convenience! If you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small compensation (at no additional cost to you). This help allows me to continue to make videos and resources. Thank you for your support!

       

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How to increase your toddler's attention span

Apr 03, 2018

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...

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How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Feb 27, 2018

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...

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Morgan's Sign Language Story

Jan 27, 2018
 
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