Encourage speech development with fun games and activities from veteran speech pathologist Francine Davids.
From babbling babies to young elementary schoolers, this fun, engaging collection of educational games and activities can jump-start language development at any stage. Whether your child has a developmental delay or you just want to set them up for success, The Gift of Gab provides all the tools you need to practice language in a low-pressure way. With the calm reassurance of a lifelong educator, author Francine Davids also 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.
Organized by game type, so parents can easily find the most age-appropriate material, The Gift of Gab covers a range of fun approaches, including: -Singing and clapping games -Games that use toys you already have in the house -Games using homemade materials like cootie catchers and paper dice -Imaginative card games -Games to play on the go, in the car, or at the grocery store -Games for larger groups -And even games to teach social skills like taking turns!
With a range of printable materials available online for free download, The Gift of Gab not only takes the stress out of language development, it also offers an accessible, play-based way to connect with your child every day.
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.
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