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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

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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

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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

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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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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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How to increase your toddler's attention span

Apr 03, 2018

Wondering what the normal attention span is for toddlers?
8 – 15 months    1-2 minutes
16 – 19 months  2-3 minutes
20 – 24 months  3-6 minutes
25 – 36 months  5-8 minutes
3 – 4 years            8-10 minutes

How to help your toddler his or her increase attention span:

1) Give attention to gain attention:

when you give your child your full attention, without any distractions, then your children can learn from your model. When you fully attend it also helps you feel confident in how to comment and join in with their play.

2) Enrich rather than interrupt:

allow your child to develop independent concentration by giving them time to follow their own train of thought. Follow what they are playing with, rather than directing their play.

3) Help them shift their attention:

Shifting attention is an important skill for school. You can help by using their name and giving them time to shift from one thing to...

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How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Feb 27, 2018

When language skills are starting to develop, toddlers can't say what they want, feel, or need, and they get frustrated and start to act out and display behaviors to try and communicate. Behavior is their way of communicating.

Your role is to teach them how to be self-aware and communicate with words or gestures so they don’t melt into a tantrum. Communication is the key.

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

In this video, Adrienne and Terra share how to get toddlers and children of all ages to talk and communicate their emotions and feelings in a clear, concise way. Using simple activities, parents, caregivers, teachers, and speech-language pathologists can learn how to help your toddler talk more and understand more language so that they can communicate better.

These tips are helpful so that they will be prepared for preschool, kindergarten, and...

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