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…)
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…)
There is no one thing that works for all children, and there is no one quick fix, however, there are many techniques that will help children whether or not they have autism. Here are our top 5 tips parents can use daily that help reduce tantrums, increase understanding, direction following and family happiness! (more…)
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…)
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have trouble accepting an array of tastes, textures and temperatures of foods. As noted in recent studies on the topic, “the estimated prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism has been reported to be as high as 90 percent, with close to 70 percent of children described as selective eaters.” (more…)
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…)
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…)
Summer is coming to a close and the school year will be back in session. While there are surely many long faces about the end of vacation, the start of the school year is the perfect time to establish family educational goals and assorted activities for you and your young one to take on as you continue the academic journey together. (more…)
If you have noticed difficulties in your child’s speech and language development that have caused concern, it is wise to seek the advice of a professional. Finding the right speech pathologists for your child is important to their overall experience with that professional and their lifelong success. (more…)
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…)