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How To Raise Bilingual Kids: Resource Guide from a Speech-Language Pathologist

May 24, 2020

Bilingual Kids Resource List: 8 Recommended Articles and Resources

☀️How do I get my child to talk and be bilingual?
☀️Is this normal for him to mix up languages?
☀️When on average do bilingual kids actually begin speaking?
☀️At what age should we start teaching him both languages?
☀️Does Bilingualism CAUSE Language Delays?
☀️I’m scared that exposing my child to multiple languages in our house is causing him to be late with talking." Does raising my child to be bilingual cause a language delay? Am I doing something wrong?

 

Read, watch, and listen to the resources below to learn more about raising bilingual kids.


1. Hanen:

Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction

Can children with language impairments learn two languages?

2. Laura Mize:

Recommendations for Working with Bilingual Toddlers with Language Delay

 

3. Strength In Words:

Podcast Episode: Raising Bilingual Babies- Tips from a Speech-Language Pathologist

Podcast Episode: Baby...

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Toddler At-Home Activity: How Play Food Helps Toddlers Talk: Tips from a Speech Therapist

Apr 03, 2020

Download the free printables I mentioned in the video: https://www.learnwithadrienne.com/downloads

Toddler falling behind on milestones? Help your toddler learn to talk in Adrienne's step-by-step online class here: https://www.learnwithadrienne.com/steps-to-help-your-child-learn-to-talk

Learn Sign Language from Adrienne here: http://bit.ly/LearnSignLanguageToday

ITEMS I MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO (affiliate links):

Play Food (115 piece plastic set): https://amzn.to/3dIvdCQ

Play Food (Melissa & Doug wooden set): https://amzn.to/33YpVPp

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As always, supervise your child for the entirety of this activity.

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How to Get Toddlers to Sit and Read with You: Tips from a Speech Therapist | Learn With Adrienne

Mar 14, 2020

Download the Milestones Checklist for babies and toddlers here: https://www.learnwithadrienne.com/downloads

Toddler falling behind on milestones? Help your toddler learn to talk in Adrienne's step-by-step online class here: https://www.learnwithadrienne.com/steps-to-help-your-child-learn-to-talk

Learn Sign Language from Adrienne here: http://bit.ly/LearnSignLanguageToday

BOOKS I MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO (affiliate links):

There's A Bear on My Chair: https://amzn.to/38QJGZM

Hello Bugs! https://amzn.to/3d6dZ2a

Little Blue Truck: https://amzn.to/3aRyddV

Pout Pout Fish: https://amzn.to/3cVG3oO

Row Your Boat: https://amzn.to/39OkLqZ

Numbers Colors Shapes: https://amzn.to/2wQ3Ypd

Baby Faces: https://amzn.to/2Q7zCoT

Making Faces: https://amzn.to/3a27BHn

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Diaper Bag Helps Toddlers Learn Vocabulary??! (Diaper Bag Backpack by Miss Fong)

Mar 19, 2019

Download your BLUEPRINT here.

 My Diaper Bag This is my affiliate* link to the exact bag I have.
I got my bag on Amazon! It is the Leather Diaper Bag Backpack by Miss Fong. It also comes in different colors like olive, black, blush, navy, red, and gray. It is very similar to the Fawn Design diaper bag, but the inside has mesh pockets instead of leather, which I like because it is more flexible and lightweight!

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About this video: Simple Kids Vocabulary Learning Activity at Home with a diaper bag

What if you had never seen a diaper bag before? For our toddlers, the world is filled with wonder and new experiences. Let's be their guides and surround their new experiences with words that they can learn to store up in their brains to...

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Marriage tips for Parents of Toddlers

Dec 04, 2018

How does marriage change after having a baby?
 
What about when they enter toddlerhood?
 
When you have a baby, it can be challenging to juggle the new dynamics of parenthood and marriage.
 
I want to share a resource that I love with you that will help you zoom out and take a look at your marriage and how it has grown and changed after having kids. I am so excited to introduce you to my friend, Kensi Duszynski.
 
I have been listening to her podcast every week since the very first episode came out this summer. If you enjoy my teaching style, I think you are going to love listening to her.
 
Kensi is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified professional coach, and host of the Brave Marriage Podcast. Kensi specializes in working with engaged and married couples.
 
Her encouragement to couples in their first few years of marriage is to do proactive work on the front end, so that they can be intentional about building...
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If I teach my baby sign language, will they not learn to talk? Will they become lazy??

Nov 21, 2018
 
We're busting some common myths about sign language in this podcast episode I was interviewed on. (My interview begins at 22:44 minutes into the podcast)
 
- Does sign language limit toddlers' ability to learn to talk out loud?
 
- How did I become interested in early intervention and sign language?
 
- Does teaching sign language help kids receive more positive feedback?
 
- When a child signs a word incorrectly, what should we do?
 
- Is it helpful to teach students more than one communication modality?
 
Want to listen? We talk about all these things and more in this myth-busting episode.
(My interview begins at 22:44 minutes into the podcast)
 
With joy,
Adrienne
 
P.S. Honored to be invited to be a part of Talking With Tech podcast. Thanks to Rachel Madel, the Speech-Language Pathologist who interviewed me!
 
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Toddler Learning Activity: How FALL LEAVES help toddlers learn

Nov 20, 2018

What if you had never seen the leaves change color in the fall before?

What if this was the first year you had experienced stepping on a crunchy fall leaf?

For our toddlers, the world is filled with wonder and new experiences. Let's be their guides and surround their new experiences with words that they can learn to store up in their brains to use to have conversations with us in the future.

How can you use fall leaves to help your toddler learn new words? In this video you'll learn how you can look at any object through my blueprint so that you can introduce your toddler to new vocabulary while you do normal, everyday things...like playing in the fall leaves.

If you're looking at this leaf and thinking, "What else is there to say than...its a leaf?!" this blueprint is for you!

I’m Adrienne, I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I help parents, like you, feel more confident and excited to make tiny tweaks to your daily life to transform mundane things into engaging,...

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Toddler Learning Activity: How to use TISSUES to help toddlers learn

Nov 13, 2018

Simple Kids Learning Activity to do at Home...with just a tissue!

How can you use a simple tissue to help your toddler learn new words? In this video you'll learn how you can look at any object through my blueprint so that you can introduce your toddler to new vocabulary while you do normal, everyday things...like blowing your nose with a tissue.

I’m Adrienne, I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I help parents, like you, feel more confident and excited to make tiny tweaks to your daily life to transform mundane things into engaging, learning experiences for your toddler.

If you're looking at this tissue and thinking, "What else is there to say than...its a tissue" this blueprint is for you! You can download it at learnwithadrienne.com (my gift to you)! I designed it to help you look at everyday objects with fresh eyes, curiosity, and creativity. That way, you can intentionally surround it with words and language as you explore it together with your child. This helps...

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How to get out the door on time (with toddlers): Techniques For Smooth Toddler Transitions

May 08, 2018

Getting out the door on time with a toddler?

The struggle is real.

In this video, you will learn:

Noel's Top 3 Songs for Transitioning
How to create an external routine for transitions
How to make transitions fun (for you AND your child) 

Noel, a Music Therapist, shares her tips for helping your toddler transition from one thing to another.

Noel's Top 3 Songs for Transitioning
 
1. Walking walking, hop hop, hop…
2. Ants Go Marching (Your child's name goes marching, jumping, etc.)
3. Clean up pick up put away (from Daniel Tiger)
 
Importance of Teaching Kids to Transition
 
1. Kids are learning to self-regulate
o Give a warning (10 minutes, 5 minutes, 1 minute)
o Keep positive tone
o Some kids need to regulate sensory system first or they feel out of control
Vestibular input
Proprioceptive input
Using music can help you address this issue at the same time.
Regulate their system and body= more able to follow directions
 
2. One reason kids have...
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Adrienne's Ultimate Book List for babies + toddlers

May 02, 2018

These books are toddler-tested and approved!

I love these ones!

This post includes affiliate links to the books for your convenience! If you click on one of the product links and purchase something, I’ll receive a small compensation (at no additional cost to you). This help allows me to continue to make videos and resources. Thank you for your support!

       

Need more help getting your toddler to use words to communicate?
 
My online class will help your toddler go from only saying a few words to talking in sentences to have conversations with you.
 
Watch the intro video to the class here: The Steps to Help Your Child Learn To Talk 
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