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The Gift of Gab

65 Fun Games and Activities to Help Encourage Speech Development in Your Child


Encourage your child’s speech development with this fun collection of easy games and activities from veteran speech pathologist Francine Davids.

From babbling babies to kids getting ready for kindergarten, this fun, engaging collection of games and activities can help your child’s language development at any stage. Organized by skill to make it easy to find appropriate games for your child and cross-indexed by type, The Gift of Gab provides all the tools parents need to help children practice language in a low-pressure way. And, with the calm reassurance of a lifelong educator, author Francine Davids offers background on the basics of language development, a range of milestones, and some easy ways to tell if your child is on the right track.

As the age for entering preschool creeps lower, and parents become more aware of the usefulness of early intervention for developmental delays, they are looking for tools and support for their children’s learning wherever they can. The Gift of Gab not only takes the stress out of language development (for both the parent and the child), but also offers an accessible, play-based way to connect with your child every day so they’ll be speaking in no time!

Francine Davids is a retired speech pathologist who worked in the largest elementary school district in Arizona. There, she led the team of speech pathologists, working on speech and language evaluations and program development as well as therapy.

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (August 18, 2020)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982139872