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Baby Speech Development: Here’s Everything First-Time Parents Need to Know

Speech and language are a significant part of a child’s development. As new parents, we eagerly await that first, magical word and how the parent-child bond that will flourish as their speech and language skills grow. We’re also anxiously assessing our child’s progress in these skills and wondering what we may or may not be …

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Teaching Your Baby Sign Language: Another Tool to Help You Communicate With Your Little One

Perhaps you’ve seen the flyers for “storytime with signs” at your local library or notices of “Baby Sign Language Workshops” at local clinics, but still, aren’t sure what the fuss is all about or whether you and your baby should give it a try. Baby sign language has become an increasing trend in parenting over …

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Toddler Speech Delay: What Is It? How Does It Affect Your Child? What Can You Do About It?

Being a parent means a dozen new questions with each new phase of your child’s growth. It’s exciting and daunting! When it comes to their speech development, the questions seem to multiply. You find yourself asking:  Does he know enough words? Does she sound like other children her age? Am I reading to him enough? …