Get Down, Get Down

I know that at first glance this post may seem like I’m re-writing the post about the Tell Me Face, and in some ways I am. I am trying to fill pages with you as parents about your book of language development and as we’ve discussed, when filling...

Fill The Page – “Down”

This mom has done such a great job filling the page for the word “down”. She exemplifies so many of the concepts we’ve talked about on Little Stories. She’s picked a good page, talked less and talked smarter by staying in her child’s Zone of...

What does your child want to see?

I’ve mentioned that there are marks not only for what your child HEARS, but also for what your child should SEE. But what should your child see? Well, one thing is your face. Isn’t that what you want to see when YOU talk to someone? How would you...

When You Say Nothing At All

You won’t believe this, but I’m going to write about not talking again today. I’ve asked you to be quiet, talk less, and now we aren’t even going to talk about talking at all. We are going to talk about nonverbal communication. Most parents don’t...

Talk Less, Talk Smart

I’ve already asked you to think about being quiet and we are going to continue that thread here. Although we need to talk to our children to allow them to HEAR language, we are going to focus on what we say very carefully so that it is salient...