5 Tips for Choosing Toys That Can Improve Children’s Language and Play!

With summer here, children need ways to stay engaged, and parents want to ensure they’re still helping their child progress and develop! That’s why we’ve highlighted five tips to help parents choose toys that will stimulate their children’s imagination and improve their development. Naturally, select toys that do more than one thing! If you’re on a budget for summer trips, search for toys that can be used multiple times in many ways. (more…)

How to Reduce and Replace Your Toddler’s Screen Time

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are getting an average of 7 hours per day of screen time, from television and computers to phones and game consoles. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommends avoiding digital media use in children younger than 18 to 24 months?

Nowadays, it’s rare Not to see a person staring at his or her phone while waiting or hanging around for something else to start.

Today, waiting, relaxing, and unwinding equates to watching a phone, a tablet or television. The art of waiting without some form of technology is a thing of the past since we are constantly plugged in and stimulated.  (more…)

5 Ways to Involve Siblings in Speech Therapy

How does your child/children feel when their sibling gets speech and language therapy and they don’t? Do your other children ever feel left out? (more…)

10 Ways To Play With Cars & Help Children

Who says playing can’t be educational? Grab your cars and let’s play! Busy parents and speech-language pathologists can utilize a single toy for multiple functions and skills during the day! Sometimes a great, easy way to help your child develop language is to find a toy or book and use it regularly. Today’s topic is cars! I bet everyone has several of them somewhere in your office or at home! (more…)

Strategies for Developing Positive Interactions With Your Child

As we continue to look at ways to develop and support positive interactions with children, we need to fist consider what things our kids need. Naturally, we have talked about some things they don’t need, like lectures, negative feedback and inconsistencies. So, what are ways we can encourage positive behavioral responses?

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3 Language Learning Activities For The Holiday

We’re in the thick of it, it’s the holiday season! From Halloween until about Valentine’s Day, we’ll be in a revolving door of autumn and winter holidays, and you know what that means—your favorite candies and desserts!

I know what you’re thinking, so what’s the activity and what does candy have to do with it?

Well you’re in luck, it’s not just one activity it’s three that you can rotate and play throughout these colder months that will undoubtedly have an amazing impact on your child’s progress as you play together. (more…)

Helpful Hobbies For Kids To Learn and Grow Without Breaking The Bank

How do your children spend their downtime? Well-chosen activities can do more than entertain
your kids. Hobbies can provide fun for your youngsters while also helping them to learn and
grow. Here are some great options to consider that won’t break the bank. (more…)

6 Safety Steps To Consider When Setting Up A Yard For Autistic Children

Contributed by Jenny Wise

As a parent, keeping your kids safe is your top priority, especially in your own yard. If you’re a
parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you have some extra concerns to think about. Luckily,
there are some simple ways to keep your backyard safe, fun, and accessible for children on the
spectrum. Follow these steps to keep your whole family safe.

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A Delicious Learning Lesson For Children

Whether school is in session or you’re prepping in the summer festivities, making lunches for your child to take to school, summer camp or any of their daily programs will always be that after-dinner activity that nags at you. After a long day, it’s easy for making lunch to slip your mind and become a de facto part of your morning routine.

But with our speech pathologists‘ fun, educational game, you can turn lunch preparation into a new activity you and your young one will look forward to day after day. (more…)

4 Games To Advance Learning at Home and On the Road

Learning can be fun and easy. There are always new, fun and interesting activities to incorporate into your daily activities.

At Greater Learning, we believe that the work we do can always be complemented by the work parents do at home. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating resources that are sure to help your young one advance quickly.

Everyday things can be made into a game, like the sign game! We’ve all played it at one point or another as children or on a long road trip, but did you know that it can actually further your child’s progress? (more…)



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