Art For Baby book, curated by Yana Peel is one of my top favorites and visually stimulating books not only because of it's very basic high contrast images but because of it's many opportunities for speech....present basic nouns for categories such as FRUITS, VEGGIES, PEOPLE, and SHAPES. My little ones 3-18 months gravitate towards this book every single day and never get bored when I pair the images with a word or sound that captures their attention. Lastly, have your LO track the image by tracing it with your finger while elongating the vowel in the word (PEEEEEEEEAR). #speechtoys#speechbooks#coosbabbletoys#coosbabbleandtalk#nahalslp#pumpstation#play#pumpstationclasses@pumpstation
MOO, BAA, LA LA LA
Moo, Baa, La La La! is a recent gift from a dear friend..... It's become a fun read already for my LO because it allows us to be SILLY and goes over the basic animal sounds! It's so important to connect with your LO at their level and usually this means a lot of SILLY time. Teach your LO how to imitate those silly animal SOUNDs so they can eventually learn how to imitate your WORDS! Remember: if they can't imitate sounds they won't be able to imitate words or phrases. First comes SOUNDS then WORDS then PHRASES. Happy Friday everyone! #coosbabbletoys#coosbabbleandtalk#coosbabblebooks#speechbooks#earlyintervention#pumpstation#pumpstationclasses@pumpstation #nahalslp #speechie #slpeeps #speechpathology
My little guy preferred the #SOFT hippo versus the#ROUGH#hippo! He learned the difference just last night but I was too exhausted to post. He pointed to the book again this evening and immediately turned the page to SOFT hippo. Teach your LO opposites when you can - and make sure it's visual and tactile when possible #coosbabbletalk#touch#see#kids#books#hippopposites
Mirror mirror on the wall, whose the goofiest of them all?! Coo, babble, & talk in the mirror with your little one so they can see what their mouthes are doing.... Just be goofy and have fun with it! They will watch the shape their lips are making, the muscles that move their jaw up and down and side to side, and their tongue moving while singing a loud LALALA! Perform this activity together and imitate your baby or toddler whether it's touching your nose to the mirror, sticking your tongue out or blowing into the mirror to create fog (and teach air pressure)! Activities like this one are great for the motor part of the brain which is important for consonant and vowel productions when your child starts using words! #babytalk#play#mirror#coosbabbletoys#coosbabbleandtalk#nahalslp#pumpstation#pumpstationclasses#oralmotor#apraxia#childhoodapraxia#earlyintervention@pumpstation #speechie #slpeeps #ashaigers #speechpathology
Thank heavens for this GOOTENSIL! It has made meal times more fun for my LO and myself. SELF-FEEDING can be a challenge for your LO and I know from being an SLP, many mothers and fathers complain about PICKY EATERS who don't want to touch or try new foods. This awesome GOOTENSIL from #numnum encourages self feeding, motivates and excites your LO to try new 'goo', soothes sore gums and can be used for babies who are seeking oral stimulation. For your picky eater, show your LO how to DIP into yogurt and then lick or suck the yogurt off. There are so many one and two year olds who have little awareness of their tongue, teeth, and lips - so use/model the GOOTENSIL like a lollipop - dip it into your goo of choice (peanut butter, yogurt, rice), then lick the goo off using your tongue in exaggerated up and down motions and see if they imitate!
Another reason why I LOVE the GOOTENSIL. This LO hasn't enjoyed a banana in a very long time. Once I mashed it into the gootensil, he could not get enough of it. This easy to hold and less messy 'spoon' is becoming an everyday item in my baby bag and therapy bag!