As toddlers and preschoolers become increasingly verbal, they may begin to stumble over their words—raising concerns about stuttering. How do parents know when disfluencies are a normal part of development and when to be more concerned?
Simple signage placed in supermarkets in Philadelphia has sparked a one-third increase in conversations between parents and children under 8—why that’s so important.
Two articles offer information about speech and language milestones for children in the 2-to-4 and 5-to-8 age ranges, as well as signs of problems and tips for how parents can help.
This article looks at whether repeating your toddler’s speech mistakes is bad for their development.
Pediatrician discusses the benefits of reading physical (as opposed to electronic) books to children, noting parents are often more involved in interaction when reading traditional books and there is less potential for distractions and “cognitive overload.”
This article discusses why simple conversation is so important to children’s development—and offers advice for parents on how to start (and keep) conversation flowing.
This article discusses tips for talking respectfully and productively about a potential communication delay.
This blog discusses the signs of speech and language disorders; how parents can foster their children’s language development, and more.
A new study shows that when babies and parents play with electronic toys, parents speak less and babies vocalize less than when playing with traditional toys like blocks—which may have important implications for language development.
This article in The Washington Post discusses the language gap between children from poor and wealthy families—and spotlights the Thirty Million Words initiative.