Mirror Play

Mirror Play

 

At about 4 months of age, I remember my own daughter smiling and gurgling each time I put her in her car seat. I soon realised she had discovered herself in the back seat mirror. Mirrors are not only a great source of entertainment but can also encourage speech and language development. Here are just a few tips and ideas about what to do with your baby in front of the mirror:

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Mr. Potato Head: Ideas for Use

Mr Potato Head

I mentioned in my last post that Smyths have some great 2 for €20 offers at the moment. One of these is 2 Potato Head Toys for €20 (normally €15 each).

I don’t think you’ll meet a speech and language therapist without a Mr. Potato Head in their bag of tricks. Here’s some of the reasons why!  Continue reading →

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Toddler Play: Ideas for using a Play Tunnel & Tent

Toddler Play: Ideas for using a Play Tunnel and Tent

Smyths have some great 2 for €20 offers at the moment. I recently picked up a play tent and tunnel (toddler size), perfect for some outdoor or indoor play. As a Speech and Language Therapist, I’m always on the lookout for toys and activities that are both fun, educational and can incorporate lots of language skills. Here are a few ideas on how you can stimulate language development with the tent and tunnel pictured above:  Continue reading →

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10 ways to encourage Speech & Language Development

10 ways to encourage speech and language development

 

Hearing your child’s first word is a milestone every parent looks forward to. As a parent and Speech and Language Therapist I’m often asked about some of the best ways to encourage speech and language development around the time a child begins to learn their first words.  Here I’ve put together some of my top tips to help get your little ones on their way to successful communication.  Continue reading →