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Pre-Literacy Skills in Preschool: Where to Start

Pre-Literacy Skills in Preschool: Where to Start

Set your little one up for reading success by building a strong foundation of pre-literacy skills in the preschool years! We all know that children need to know the alphabet and have exposure to letters from a young age, but it’s also SO important for…

Story Time Series: Reading Tips to Promote Language Development

Story Time Series: Reading Tips to Promote Language Development

It’s Part 1 of our September Story Time Series! Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing some tips to promote language development when reading with little ones. Part One: Have a Discussion Part 1 of our series is all about having a discussion while you read,…

Speech and Language Opportunities | The Beach

Speech and Language Opportunities | The Beach

Speech and language opportunities are everywhere! You can easily promote your child’s language development during ANY activity by: introducing new vocabulary and concepts, asking open-ended questions, and modeling expanded sentences.  Here, Kaylee and her family got chatty while they played in the sand 🏖 One…

Prepare Your Child for Virtual Learning Sessions

Prepare Your Child for Virtual Learning Sessions

Do you have a child (or multiple children) in Preschool or Transitional Kindergarten? This school year poses many challenges for students and parents, and staying interested and engaged in virtual learning will no doubt be one of them. At Walk, Talk, Play, we’ve got your…

W Sitting | Simple Strategies for Encouraging Development of Good Posture and Alignment

W Sitting | Simple Strategies for Encouraging Development of Good Posture and Alignment

When your child sits on the floor you may notice a tendency for them to “W” sit. Is this typical? Is this bad? If so, what are some simple strategies you can use at home to address this? A simple Google Search will tell you…

Intoeing: Do Your Child’s Feet Turn Inward While Walking?

Intoeing: Do Your Child’s Feet Turn Inward While Walking?

What is in-toeing? As walking develops, you may notice a tendency for your child’s toes to turn in, or point inward. This may result in their walking appearing very clumsy or frequent tripping. This often raises concern in parents and is a common topic of…

Common Gross Motor Milestones

Common Gross Motor Milestones

We are dedicating this August to all things gross motor! Here are some common gross motor skills and the range in which a typically developing kiddo should be practicing and perfecting them. This information was extracted from the PDMS-2 and Effgen, “Meeting the Physical Therapy…

DIY Picture Schedule

DIY Picture Schedule

Have you noticed more kiddo meltdowns while you’ve been spending more time together? Or do you simply need some structure in your (long) day? Visual schedules are one way to help children understand what to expect throughout the day. Your little one can set the…

Meet Holden

Meet Holden

April is Autism Awareness Month! We feel that the best way to learn is through the stories and knowledge of others who experience life with Autism daily. We believe that they are the true experts! Meet this Rockstar. His name is Holden and he is…