“NO” and “YES”: How to Teach 2 of the Most Powerful Words to Your Toddler(s)

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When your toddler begins answering yes/no questions (accurately) sometime between 19-24 months of age it’s like the floodgates of communication open. Especially so if you aren’t getting much other verbal communication from them up until this point. These 2 small words hold much power for your toddler, they finally have a “voice” (or a head […]

Avoiding The Container Shuffle – Our guest blog post from Starfish Therapies

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We were super excited to share over at Starfish Therapies last week about something that we are very passionate about! To see the entire original blog post – Avoiding the Container Shuffle – click Here! Thanks Starfish for the opportunity!   Guest post by: Nicole M Sergent, MPT As a new parent, I was there. […]

What our kids learn when we butt out…

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I saw this the other day and loved it because it is so true. My favorite times watching my children play are totally organic. Not lead by me. Not in a group classroom. Not during an activity I’ve signed them up for. Not while doing anything I’ve paid for. Not when they know I have […]

Why Moo, Baa and La La La Matter (and crash, boom and bam too!)

Written by milestonesandmiracles on . Posted in child development, Learning through play, parenting, Speech and Language, Speech Therapy

I commonly ask the following question when I enter a home for a new evaluation: “What animal sounds does Johnny make?” Or I might ask, “Does he make any car noises or crashing sounds?” Although I know why I ask those types of questions I recently put myself in the parents’ shoes. The parent who […]

Avoiding the label – and why it matters

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When I was a graduate physical therapy student at West Virginia University, I was blessed with some incredible professors. I learned from, worked side by side with, was challenged by, and inspired by some amazing professionals that taught my classmates and I about the many basics and specialized area of the practice of physical therapy. […]

Print or Digital? Which version is best for you?

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From the beginning of our business, we have enjoyed sharing our visions and dreams with you – our friends and family personally, professionally, and those who we have connected with through our shared passion for play as the best way for a child to learn and bond with a parent. For those reasons and more, […]

The Secret of “The Hot Pink Tape”

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This post was originally written for Child Guide Magazine.  Check out the many resources Child Guide offers as well as this article and others HERE. If you are a runner, or have watched a race or even perhaps a professional sporting event lately, you may find yourself asking, “What is that bright colored tape people […]

The Magical Powers of the Paci and How to Use it Responsibly; recommendations (and a confession) from a mommy speech-language pathologist

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Hi. My name is Lacy Morise. I am a mommy speech-language pathologist. And I gave all 3 of my babies the pacifier.   There I said it. I confess. I am now washed of all the guilt I have experienced over the past 8 years concerning my submission to the power of the pacifier. As […]

What Can You Do With Ribbon, Marbles, Golf Tees and Pom Poms? We Have Some Ideas for YOU!

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Going into homes to serve children can be tricky when it comes to engaging them.  Therapists can be tempted to take in their own toys because the child will quickly join in the fun when a new toy is presented.  But we certainly don’t want parents to feel pressure to purchase the toys we bring […]

The Question Most ALL Parents Have Had to Answer

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IS HE READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?   It’s a well-intentioned question, rhetorical in a sense because most, if not all, people are expecting you to respond, “Yes!” But what if you answered, “No”? Well, I have and I can tell you it’s not what people expect you to say!   My son begins kindergarten in a […]

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