I’m a pediatric speech-language pathologist and this blog is my professional creative outlet to journal about my favorite types of parenting activities, including connecting over great books and having simple, related family experiences. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any great book suggestions or family activities, please send them my way!

  • For the Littlest Littles

    October 14, 2019 by

    If you are the parent of a baby or young toddler and looking to teach essential basic concepts in a meaningful way then BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY! Lori Ann Grover’s book, I Love All Of Me, is a beautifully illustrated and playful way to teach body parts and corresponding action words to littles aged six to eighteen months. To… Read more

  • A Little Slower

    September 29, 2019 by

    When Little G exclaimed, “This is what’s so special about my family—that we go on tape walks!“, I knew we hit the sweet spot of connecting, discovering, and being present. Such a simple concept: wrap your and your child’s wrist with tape, and walk around your neighborhood observing and collecting found objects. Little G and… Read more

  • Little’s “Lovies”

    September 22, 2019 by

    Board books that “tell” familiar childhood songs are fantastic additions to your infant and toddler’s reading routine because they provide opportunities for early language use within a fun and predictable routine. One especially good song board book is Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale. In this sweet tale, a child tosses his stuffed animals… Read more

  • A Little More Buttered Toast, Please.

    September 14, 2019 by

    Over the last few months, I’ve slowly introduced Little G to chapter books, beginning with Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, part of the Mercy Watson book series about the adventures of an always-hungry pet pig. With memorable characters and vivid illustrations that support comprehension of higher-level language concepts, this series is particularly great… Read more

  • Little Boo Boos

    September 8, 2019 by

    I frequently use the adorable Maisy book series by Lucy Cousins to introduce early story telling to toddlers. Doctor Maisy tells a simple, but engaging sequence of events about two animal friends playing doctor, including: listening to a heart beat, taking a temperature, and putting someone sick to bed. One concern I hear from parents… Read more

  • Little G’s Baguette

    August 24, 2019 by

    Krack! Our family delights in anything written by Mo Willems, and Little G and I were thrilled to discover a title we had not read yet, Nanette’s Baguette. Willems’ expansive rhyming skills are on full display, and your older preschool and early elementary school Littles will benefit from the discussion that one, two, and three… Read more

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