May books

The 5 Best May Books to Read to Your Child

It's almost May! The weather is warm. The sun is shining. There is a fresh breeze in the air. It's the perfect time to take a book outside in the shade and read with your child. Reading helps to increase your child's vocabulary and imagination. It also allows for a naturalistic way for your child [...]

april books

The 5 Best April Books to Read to Your Child

It's finally April and the springtime is here!  The days are longer and the flowers and trees are coming back to life. Celebrate the new season by reading springtime books to your child. Here are 5 April books to help increase language development. 1. Spring is Here (Bear and Mole Story) This book is right on [...]

toddler flap books

8 Best Flap Books for Your Toddler

There are so many wonderful flap books out on the market for your child. In this post, I will narrow the list down to the best ones for your toddler that help increase language skills. Flap books are great for language development since the exciting flaps motivate your child to attend to the books. These [...]

5 March Books

5 Wonderful March Books to Read to Your Child

As we know, reading books with your child is an important activity that helps with language development. Reading can help increase vocabulary skills, stimulate imagination, and offer opportunities to practice answering questions. Take a look at my previous article for more specific examples on how to increase language with books. Below are 5 recommended March books [...]

Press Here book

Learn How to Use the Press Here Book for Increasing Language Skills

If you haven't read this book with your child yet, please do! Press Here by Hervé Tullet is a simple but wonderful book. The book is interactive in the most refreshing way. The Press Here book consists of simple shapes and primary colors, but will keep your child's attention throughout. The book also provides multiple opportunities to increase [...]

5 Books to Encourage Language Development

Reading to your child is one of the best and easiest way to promote language growth. Books help children increase vocabulary and also encourage asking questions and commenting. As a speech language pathologist I begin many therapy sessions with books. Children are encouraged to label objects and actions, answer questions (i.e. "Where is the rabbit?"), [...]