Addressing race when it enters your therapy room.
March 13, 2020, will be etched in my memory as the time my family, school, state, and most of the nation's education system was restructured. The way we taught and provided services were forever changed and I believe it will never be the same. On March 13th were told that we will be out of … Continue reading 5 Positives of Sheltering in Place
You still have time to share and teach your little ones about the contributions of African Americans to our American History. The shortest month of the year is always slammed packed with so many different subjects you can experience with your child. To begin February we observe Black History Month. Then there is groundhog day, … Continue reading Black History
Welcome, 2020! January 1st is the perfect time to commit to turning everyday activities into learning opportunities. As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and mother of three, I instinctively can turn just about every moment into learning moments. While working with parents I have learned that optimizing learning opportunities is not a natural process for some … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I have to confess, watching my girls get older is negatively impacting me living my best life. So many of the things we used to do together, they no longer need my guidance and teaching to complete. I am happy they still ask that we keep some of our more "cool" traditions, even if deep … Continue reading Pumpkin Time
I love fall and everything about it, well maybe not daylight savings, but other than that I love fall! The clothes, the food, the activities, our family traditions, the scents, opening windows, gazing up at full moons. Not too cold, not too hot and living in Louisiana low humidity, is just right! Oh, I … Continue reading Falling for Fall!
Books, books and more books. There are a few things I believe children can never have too much of, sleep and books! If you have to buy something for your child buy books. If you can't afford to buy your child books take them to he library and borrow them. My experience both personally and professionally is that there isn't any other item that can positively affect speech, language and all academic areas other than a book.
Most people think that being able to read is the ultimate sign of intelligence. In reality the true signs of intelligence comes well before reading. The foundation for reading relies on the early literacy skills set from birth-5 years old (when most children begin reading). It is important for parents to begin introducing their children to … Continue reading Bed Time Reading
Part of everyday learning in the kitchen comes from cooking from scratch using real ingredients. Unfortunately, with the rise of processed foods and restaurants many children do not know where their food comes from or how it is made.
One of the best places to learn is in the kitchen. There are so many different things you can teach your kids when cooking with them. On of our favorite things to cook is pizza. Cooking helps facilitate language development of many areas. While learning in the kitchen, make sure you fill the air with vocabulary … Continue reading Kitchen Time!