Make Music!

Adults can help children develop strong language skills by incorporating music into everyday routines and activities. Musical activities can help children develop an awareness of sounds that may help with phonological awareness, or awareness of sounds found in speech. Singing and listening to songs can give children an opportunity to practice using and listening to words. Musical activities may also enhance children’s language development since … [Read more...]

Dramatic Play-Developmental Milestones

Did you know that when your child plays make believe they are conquering new developmental stages? This pretend play, often referred to as dramatic play, is a valuable tool in a young child's development. They begin to explore their world, re-enact what they see adults doing in hopes to make sense of the world around them. This natural learning occurs as young as infancy, when babies begin to hold a pretend phone to their ear and "talk." This … [Read more...]