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Learning to talk for toddler’s development

Learning to talk is one of the most important milestones in a toddler’s development. Parents, especially first-time parents, often feel anxious if their child does not say his …

For many moms, hearing a baby’s first words is like waiting for water to boil: You know it is going to happen; you know when it is getting close; but you just don’t …

Think back to when you were a toddler and developing your language skills. Impossible, right? Well, even if you could remember, you would find that you probably didn’t know …

At the age of 2, the average child has a vocabulary of around 300 words. Both how the child uses her vocabulary and the vocabulary set itself influence the expressive ability of a …

Whether your 3-year-old is home or attending preschool, you have likely contemplated his readiness for kindergarten. Developing literacy skills early on can give your child a head …

The early years are the perfect time for a child to learn a second language. Remember how difficult it was for you to learn Spanish in high school? Your child will pick up that …

A 2-year-old’s brain is ripe for learning languages because she’s still working on learning her native language. If you’ve adopted a child from China or a new Chinese family has …

Every parent dreads the day when her child lets the entire grocery store know mommy is wearing red underwear. However, if your child has a speech problem, you might secretly long …

Preschoolers talk a lot, and you can easily get tired just listening to the barrage of words they let loose each day. Your preschooler may ask you “Why?” many times …

When you step back and think about it, language development during early childhood is truly amazing. Between infancy and age 5, your child’s language skills go from crying to …

If your toddler struggles to pronounce words such as “nanny” and “banana,” introduce some fun activities that gently practice correct positioning of the mouth …

Reading a book obviously has to be better than plunking your child in front of the TV, but you may not be aware just how much reading pays off. Don’t let your child’s education …

The letter “R” is commonly mispronounced by 3- and 4-year olds, according to speech therapist Patricia McAleer-Hamaguchi, author of “Childhood Speech, Language and …

The preschool years mark an important period for language development in children. It is at this time parents and teachers can determine whether a child has a speech problem. …

Raising a bilingual child in a predominantly English-speaking country is not without its struggles. Your preschooler probably doesn’t grasp a need to connect with her …

It’s difficult to count the many benefits that come with raising a bilingual toddler – not counting the pleasure that comes with showing off to all the other mothers! …

If you’re struggling to teach your toddler or preschooler basic English, the idea of introducing another language may seem laughable. But it’s actually a great idea to do so at a …

We’ve all seen it, tiny toddlers responding to multiple languages seemingly with ease. After picking your jaw up off the floor you can’t help but think how cool it is. …

Let’s face it… Your preschooler loves to speak his own language anyway, so why not give him a head start by introducing him to Spanish? His young mind is a sponge of …

“Look, Mommy. It’s a stop sign. It means we should stop, look and listen before we cross the street.” Familiar symbols dot the landscape, preschool classroom and …

Half the fun in parenting toddlers is watching them develop their language, learning and other skills on a daily basis. From one day to the next, they learn something new, amaze …

A child who grows up speaking two or more languages clearly has some advantages over his monolingual friends. He may converse more easily with others as he backpacks throughout …

Public libraries are city jewels that are sometimes overlooked by parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Because the children can’t read, some parents assume the library isn’t for …

As cute as it may be, the funny little pronunciations that your toddler uses might cause you a little distress. Parents may begin to traverse a downward spiral of thought: surely …

According to an April 2012 article in The New York Times, Germany is an industrial, cultural and scientific powerhouse with the largest economy in Europe; however, the United …

Many young children have a difficult time correctly sounding out the letter “S,” which can present as a speech problem during the early years. Since this letter is one …

In the first five years of life, children’s language grows from just a babble to a vocabulary of thousands of words and a grasp of simple grammatical structure. It seems …

Helping develop your child’s language skills will have long-lasting benefits, as a strong vocabulary in preschoolers and toddlers is associated with stronger communication skills …

Children master the basics of their language even before kindergarten. But when English is added to the mix, children change in terms of their language development. Luckily for …

Starting a new life in an unfamiliar culture is an overwhelming undertaking, whether it’s by choice or born out of necessity. Parenting your child through the adjustment can be …

Most parents have at least an intuitive understanding of basic child development, but when you throw a second language into the mix, things can get a bit muddled. Not only does …

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