This fun, interactive Palm Sunday Sunday school lesson includes pretend play activities to do during the lesson, and special sound effects as well, to keep children interested and excited to learn.
Use lots of melody and facial expression when you talk with the baby. Use changes in volume. This makes you even more fascinating than you are. But when you create interest around the act of talking, you get your baby to attend to it for longer periods of time and that gives your baby even more opportunity to learn.
TV does NOT teach language. Not Sesame Street, not Baby Einstein. Nor do computer games or iPad apps. Those things can teach concepts. They can teach letters, or colors, or counting, or some new vocabulary. But language and communication are — by definition — interactive.
Screens are not interactive. You are interactive, as are brothers and sisters, grandparents, friendly neighbors, other moms and that guy who makes funny faces at the check-out counter. Save the screen time for those moments when you are desperate for ten or twenty minute distractions.
But I will caution you — be careful what you wish for. Your Child Talking provides tips, games and instructions to help develop language for new talkers, as well as personal video consultations to properly assess your child if you have specific concerns. Lori is a licensed speech pathologist as well as the hilarious blogger behind In Pursuit of Martha Points. Definitely true about be careful what you wish for!
At 2 my youngest son said 5 words tops, he signed about 3 more. I wanted to hear his little voice, I wanted to not be frustrated trying to figure out what he wanted. Thanks for the advice Lori! B is enjoying her birthday with her dog. It drives me crazy and I have made it clear to everyone in my family that they are not to talk baby talk to my kids.
That being said, I do hope she enjoyed her birthday. Lori was a lovely addition and very helpful. As a mom to a 4 and 5 year old, I caution those that will follow this wonderful advice as soon as they learn to talk they start asking for stuff. Thanks for this post! I will patiently wait here for the next 6 months or so for your follow up post: These are great tips…but I do have to say one thing.
Ilana, thank you so much for having me here. I always love writing for your readers. Or, they might be like me and not understand that the little people are NOT actually in the box. I once yelled to Miss MaryAnn through the speaker. And Sue, I have a houseful of teenagers. Every time Mazzy says a baby talk word for something, I repeat it back correctly.
I am currently dealing with more cracker and pretzel requests than I can handle. I do find that I often know what Mazzy is talking about even when it sounds like babble to most people so I am able to tell her the correct word.
Thanks for the guest post Lori! Always a pleasure to have you and your expertise in my corner of the blogging world. B thanks you too. Seriously though, it helps to read posts like this — thanks!
This was super informative and helpful. That makes me batty! Nope, next week is YOUR question. But we can certainly cover that one another time. Recently, a friend who I had not shown up with found me in Target because she could hear me educating Alex about ketchup from several aisles over. When Mazzy was smaller, she would go ballistic every time I attempted to put her down. I have a question for Dr. Can I just write it here? Is this normal or do I need to worry about it? Are there ways I can teach her to obey appropriate to her age?
Who knew this blog could be so informative without a funny chart? Because I was kidding. Hammer, hat, hug, etc. I do not talk in baby talk. So, is this okay? The first thing my brain goes to is, what does she do that makes you confident she understands? Does she get a certain toy when asked, or find her socks? Or say yes when you ask if her she wants something? If you need her to get her shoes before you go out to play, then…she gets her shoes before you go out to play.
Pick non-critical things never food, drink or affection and set the rules then patiently and calmly stick to them. I would mention this to his pediatrician at his 24 month check up. And send me a shout if you need to. You could try it if you have real concerns. What a great post from Lori. My youngest is a slowly emerging talker, I am always looking for more tips to help him along.
I find that I have been less diligent in communicating with my daughter as I was with my son. That being said, I think she is slightly ahead word wise than he was — both of them were early movers but late talkers. What does, is my daughter lacks the basic object recognition my son did. My daughter has no clue. He would sit as we went over those things, she runs off to play. Just found your blog Ilana, and perfect first post for me to read! We speak two languages to him, Arabic his grandparents, my in laws do and English me.
Would it confuse him or is this a good age for him to start learning two languages? I really appreciate reading more info from the expert. I feel a little bit better knowing that I am doing the right things. I had a question about mimicking. The teacher in me was trying to figure out which sounds he could say so that I could emphasize those words for him.
Is this serving any purpose or is it just us being silly together he thinks it is hilarious when we go back and forth with a particular sound or if he switches up with another sound and I mimic him? Thanks Lori, I will mention it. He does have a lot of word phrases, he can speak in sentences, but it makes me crazy that most all his words are one syllable.
Absolutely fine to be already working in a second language. Only be aware that development may be slower than kids that are learning only one. This is just cause their wee brains are doing twice as much work! Once you see that the train is chugging right along, then you can review the names of those things in the second language. And good for you! Serving a purpose plus an excellent dose of silliness. Quiet time for mom with a cocktail? BUT…I will toss out that teaching her that there are times to be silent is not a bad idea.
But I think you were probably offering a fun comment so completely ignore this if that was the case. I will definitely be using these tips and tricks with my son. I actually just started momentarily when putting him to bed.
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