10 Ways to Promote the Language and Communication Skills of Infants and Toddlers

Why Promote the Language Development and Communication Skills of Infants and Toddlers? Early language and communication skills are crucial for children’s success in school and beyond. Language and communication skills include the ability to understand others (i.e., receptive language) and express oneself (i.e., expressive language) using words, gestures, or facial expressions. Children who develop strong

Language development: Speech milestones for babies

A baby's first words are music to a parent's ears. But how can you tell if your child's speech and language development is on track? While every child learns to speak at his or her own pace, general milestones can serve as a guide to normal speech and language development. These milestones help doctors

4 Fun Ways to Get Baby to Talk

For months, in my family, silence was an enemy. No matter how hard my wife and I tried, no matter how much we read to and blabbed at our baby daughter, the kid wouldn’t speak a lick. Sure, she smiled and giggled when we acted goofily. And yes, she grabbed her stuffed walrus