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I started Kids Communicate in 2009, not long after I started my home-based speech-language pathology practice. In my area there were limited resources available to parents and families outside of the school setting. They were asking for ideas and suggestions that they could implement at home to help support their child’s learning style and needs. At the same time, I was starting on my journey of raising my own kids. As I met parents in play groups and at the library, I’d receive the same questions about how best to support play and communication at home.
So I decided to start writing about the ideas and suggestions I made to parents, hoping that they could share with the next parent they met.
Here at Kids Communicate, we focus on building a child’s communication skills at home. Why? Because you know your children best. You spend the most time with them, you want to nurture and watch your child succeed, and you can build a strong foundation for your child with the right tools and materials.
I also post about my own parenting experiences, because my two girls are my own case study of learning and communication development. Becoming a parent has opened my eyes to the effort and dedication it takes to create a positive learning environment at home. It isn’t always easy. But when it works, there’s no place I’d rather be.
Here, you’ll find information on learning and play, such as:
speech and language milestones
imaginative play ideas
parenting challenges and behavior modification techniques
homework systems and ideas
resources to help you and your child
preparing your child for life after school
To start exploring, begin with the topics listed to the right, based on the needs of your children. You can also subscribe by email (enter your email address in the top right box) to get regular blog updates.
I know how busy you are, and reading blogs is a precious luxury in our fun-filled days. I hope you can find a helpful tip or bit of information to save in your toolbox, and use these posts to inspire you when you feel like you’ve run out of ideas.