Teaching pronouns to children can be really difficult if they don't just pick it up by themselves at a young age. Think about it... I am I, but to you I am you or your, sometimes, depending on the situation I am also me or my. You are you or your to me, but to … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… a pronoun funny
This week we learned about all things D. It was kind of a dreary week, cool and rainy more days than not. Nevertheless we were able to have a great week and Aadie definitely learned that D says /d/ for "Daddy and duck!" so I think overall it was a win. hah! Dinosaurs were big … Continue reading A Dreary but Delightful D Week
Last week we started our letter of the week fun! We learned all about the letter A. Of course, Aadelyns name starts with 2 A's so she can definitely recognize it in print and is pretty protective of it- "that's my A, Mama!". Nevertheless we had some great fun discovering all kinds of things … Continue reading What ‘A’ Week!
My daughter is in this new phase that she really likes to dole out compliments. It's really cute and usually surrounds what I'm wearing or is repeated from what she hears.... Mama, that's a beautiful dress. Or dinner will be delicious! Super adorable, right? It always brings a smile to my face and kind of … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… Unconventional Compliments
Well everyone... today was the day. My last day of work for the foreseeable future!! It was weird... exciting and sad at the same time. Before I left my friend Emily asked me, "Does it feel weird that in 15 minutes you'll be a SAHM?". I thought about that on my drive home... I spent … Continue reading Officially a S-A-H-M!
This is one of those times that working with preschool aged children who have special needs has come in especially handy when it comes to raising my daughter. Not that she has special needs, but now that she is going on preschool age (wah!) she has her own ideas, opinions and plans. When I ask … Continue reading How I Stop a Toddler Tantrum in it’s Tracks!
I love when the simple innocence of toddlerhood mixes with the bold literalness and that two year olds have! Especially when words are spoken so confidently even though they are not quite right. We had one of those moments today. This morning was hectic. Our little man has his first cold and is really congested … Continue reading Orange Juice
Have you ever had a conversation with your kids and realized afterward that neither one of you had any idea what you just talked about for the past 5 minutes? The other day at lunch Aadie asked for "red beggies".... cautiously I probed for more information... tomatoes? peppers? does she really mean that she wants an apple? No, … Continue reading Monday Mealtime Musings… “Red Beggies”
As a speech language pathologist (SLP) I can appreciate each stage of speech and language development that my daughter has gone through and continues to go through. I taught her a few baby signs, and she was speaking some real words (Real= understood by unfamiliar listeners with a true meaning attached) around 7 months old. Now … Continue reading Encouraging Toddler’s Speech… The good, the bad and the funny!