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Storytelling: A Gift of Love and Bonding

Storytelling: A Gift of Love and Bonding Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP When people mention the word storytelling, what often comes to mind is the depiction of children gathered and sitting around a person telling stories, using hand gestures to dramatically describe the characters and what they’re doing. Author Jo Ann Gramlich’s Talk, Play, and Read …

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5 Fantastic Book Reads for Child Language Development

5 Fantastic Book Reads for Child Language Development Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP  Although each child acquires language at a different rate, children typically start developing their language skills at about four to six months of age. Babies will begin making consonant sounds, such as “da, da, da” at around 4-6 months. They will also begin …

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There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child

There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child Jo Ann Gramlich, MS, CCC-SLP There’s nothing more magical than interacting with a child, especially when you know you’re encouraging them to say their first true words. Starting as early as birth, you can begin to talk, play, and read with your child and become actively …

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Peer Helpers

Peer Helpers Jo Ann Gramlich, MS,SLP-CCC Everybody has a need to belong, to be loved by somebody else. Friends are crucial to our well-being. They care about us no matter what, providing support and encouragement. Just imagine what your life would be like without special friends. Some children in your classroom may not have many …

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