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All Blog Posts Tagged 'language' (40)

Sticking with blocks and dolls

When my son was a baby we had a lot of toys that made noise. Press a button, and something would make a sound and light up. We ended up removing the batteries from a lot of the toys because there was no volume control and they were just too loud. I liked playing with simple toys with my son: Board books, blocks, cars. And that seems to be what he loved playing with the most, too. I remember many afternoons of him lining up long rows of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 28, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Go ahead and talk to me

I keep a few older videos of my son on my phone. I like to watch them and compare what he was like a few years ago to how he is today. One of the items that I notice right away is how he talks. Not necessarily how much he talks (although I notice that, too) but the way he pronounced his words. At the time I took the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

I Saw the Sign: Teaching Toddlers Sign Language

Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…

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Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

I'm talking to myself

My son is in his room, talking away. He is talking about exploring a cave and there is treasure in the cave and he will need to gather some weapons to fight off any monsters or dragons that are guarding the treasure. But not the pet dragon that he has - that one he will not need to fight off, because it is a guard dragon similar to the pet tigers that guard his secret lair...It is quite an elaborate setup for a game. But, the truth…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 4, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

ভিন্ন দেশ, ভিন্ন ভাষা (Different country, different language)

[English version has given below]
আপনি যদি কখনও শিলিগুড়িতে যান, তাহলে দিব্যি বাংলায় কথা বলতে পারবেন।…
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Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on August 20, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Parents just don't understand

On days of high stress at my office, my coworkers and I will message one another with phrases we've picked up from the younger members of our team:

This meeting: I can't even.

OR

I literally can't with this person right…
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Added by Lauren Markman on June 16, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

How to speak the language of Mom

Mmmmmmmmm....mah...mah...mah! Mmmmmmmmm....mah...mah...mah!



That is an approximation of the sounds I often made at my son when he was about four months old. As I made those sounds, I gave him a big smile to show him how much fun it was to make those sounds.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Make it Stop Crying! Soothing the Sucker.

*waahhhhh waaahhhhh waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh*
 
What is it sweet baby? Are you wet? Marcus boots over to the change table, checks the diaper, nope. It's dry.…
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Added by Patricia Pazos on March 9, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

On Raising a Bilingual Child

THE-BILINGUAL-BABY

Do you feel the intense pressure to make sure that your child knows how to speak his/her mother tongue?

Because I do.

I remember that even when I was pregnant, my family members would continuously remind me about the importance of Olive learning how to speak her native Chinese. I never really thought too much about it – I didn’t think it would be too…

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Added by Jody Che on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Teaching your child another language - code

I often wish that I knew another language so that I could speak it all the time to my son and he could pick it up. (Yes, I know I could make this happen, but I can only handle so many personal challenges in a year.) I am grateful that he is learning Spanish in school, and I am super proud of him when he speaks it. It is something I want him to keep up with.

But beyond…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

#ASKAWAYFriday With Jhanis from Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife

I enjoyed participating in AskAwayFriday last week and figured that it was a great way for my readers to get to know me.  This week I connected with Jhanis at Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife.  Jhanis lives in the Philippines.  She is married and has two children.

I met Jhanis for the first time earlier this week, I am new to AskAwayFriday and I was looking for someone to connect with.  She happily agreed to be my partner.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 22, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman Book Trailer

How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative book that helps kids understand what their dog is telling them through body language and behavior. Readers will respond to the call of the dog in this delightful, engaging book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere. Learn more about this book and authors…

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Added by Sheila English on October 9, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Why Dogs Lick Your Face

Are dogs really kissing you when they lick your face? Licking your face can mean other things as well. Dr. Weitzman, D.V.M. talks about how we can learn what our dogs need from us and how our dogs learn how to speak to us in this fun tip from National Geographic’s How to Speak Dog A Guide to Decoding Dog Language. Find out more at…

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Added by Sheila English on October 4, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Socializing Your Dog

How do you socialize your dog when it’s been in a bad situation? What do you do when your dog does things you don’t like? Most dogs like cats?! That’s right! Dr. Weitzman, D.V.M. talks about how we can learn what our dogs need from us and how our dogs learn how to speak to us in this fun tip from National Geographic’s How to Speak Dog A Guide to Decoding Dog…

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Added by Sheila English on October 4, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman Book Trailer

How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative book that helps kids understand what their dog is telling them through body language and behavior. Readers will respond to the call of the dog in this delightful, engaging book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere. Learn more about this book and authors…

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Added by Sheila English on September 11, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Will Adding a Second Cochlear Implant Improve My Daughter’s Hearing?

After my daughter received her cochlear implant in 2001, she has continued to have ongoing speech and language delays.  These delays are a direct result of my own personal decision to wait so long to  have her surgery.  Looking back, I would have done things…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 6, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

I remember the day that I went into labor with my daughter, we were out celebrating my mother’s birthday and just as I was getting ready to crawl into bed.  I heard a pop and knew instantly that my water had broke.  Of course, I should have known better but I immediately ran to the bathroom and sat on the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 30, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

They Gassed Me

Last week I learned a valuable lesson about communication.  It was during an emergency oral surgery that experienced this epiphany.  There is nothing like being laid far back in a dental chair filled with laughing gas and feeling not quite yourself. 

I had things I had wished I could share with my kids, learned about about how important it is to understanding communication and not just language itself.  And I learned some things about my own self talk. 

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Added by Gen Horrall on September 25, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

No More "F" Bombs for Mama

 

Well, folks, the day has arrived. Em has transformed from a person to a parrot, a toddler-voiced echo that follows C and I around the house. Many of our conversations go like this:

“Emmy, it’s time for you to brush your teeth,” says I.

“Bruthh your TEETH!” says Em.

“Make sure to go up and…

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Added by Dvora Koelling on August 17, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Language by Age 2 - What the Pediatrician Uses to Gauge

Did you know that your toddler should be know about 50 words by their second birthday and be able to combine those words into simple noun/verb sentences.



For more, see my new book, Achieving Brilliance at Home.

Jeanne Mifflin…

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Added by Jeanne Mifflin on August 2, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

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