Super Summer Book List!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links for your convienence.
Are you counting down the days to summer vacation? Or are you like me and work year round? I do not regret my decision to be a private therapist/stay at home mom while my little one is still little... but it does sting a bit seeing my friends' countdown to summer posts! 
Since the reading and the learning does not stop for summer vacation, I thought I would complie another book list with the help of my speechie friends. 
Put on your shades because this time.... it's summer style!
My absolute favorite theme to use in the summer is Under the Sea! There are so many wonderful books about ocean life. One of my favorites for the little ones is, 

Jenn Alcorn from Crazy Speech World recommends
Jessica Chase from Consonantly Speaking & Katie Yeh from Playing with Words 365 continue to share the love for fishy summer books! They recommend 
Carissa TenHoeve from Home Sweet Speech Room recommends 
Shannon Lisowe from Speechy Musings recommends 
Felice Clark from The Dabbling Speechie & Miss Speechie from Speech Time Fun recommend
Carrie Manchester from Carrie's Speech Corner recommends
Jenna Rayburn from Speech Room News recommends
Whitney Smith from Let's Talk recommends
Teach Speech 365 recommends
Now that my Amazon cart is full I am feeling ready to start planning my summer therapy sessions!! Did any of your favorites not make the list? Please share your favorites, too!


Happy To Be An SLP {Blog Hop!}

Monday, May 12, 2014
Happy Monday!! I am super excited to be participating in this blog hop for Better Hearing & Speech Month! May is such an important month is our field. We get to celebrate our fellow SLPs and the students/clients that we work with every day. I am very happy to be an SLP and even more happy to share some fun facts about language development!
I think that I have grown a lot as a therapist since I have had my daughter. I get to watch her language develop and grow everyday. I often have flashbacks from grad school (without cringing!) as I can put facts to reality watching her grow. It amazes me that at only 2 years old, she is understanding a lot of things that I say, she is communicating back, putting words together, and greatly increasing her vocabulary on a daily basis. 
 In these early years, language develops rapidly. Our kids are like sponges so we should take advantage of every teachable moment possible. Did you know that by 4 years, most children can comprehend 5,600 words and use 900-1000 words expressively? 
Keep on hoppin' through these blogs to learn more fun speech & language facts AND to figure out the special message! You could with a $50, $25, or $15 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card!!



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