Little Birdie Books in the eyes of an Occupational Therapist

Sharing in story time with your child is an invaluable experience that provides so many benefits for your child’s learning and meaningful interactions. Little Birdie Books does an amazing job of transforming our waiting room into story time for so many of our families. But as an Occupational Therapist I just love the craft activities that accompany our new books each month! Continue reading “Little Birdie Books in the eyes of an Occupational Therapist”

Why are good speech and language skills important for children at school?

What does “language” even mean? What is it? Well, it can be tricky to define because language is actually a lot of things! But, for the purpose of this post let’s say that language is a form of effective social communication. According to the Raising Children’s Network, language skills support your child’s ability to communicate, and express and understand feelings. It also supports thinking and problem-solving, and developing and maintaining relationships. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is the critical first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write. Continue reading “Why are good speech and language skills important for children at school?”