50 First Words Parent Handouts

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from parents is that their child is only saying a few words but their doctor says to wait until their 2-year appointment.

I created this set of handouts as a visual reminder and to give parents. It also has ideas when they can practice the word.

Each word also includes a picture of how to make the sign in sign language.

I recommend only working on a few words at a time.

Here are a few examples: 

First Words Eat in Sign Language
First Word Help in Sign Language

These handouts are available as a set and also in a bundle with my Early Intervention Notebook.

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Speech and Language at Home

Here are my top picks to fill those Easter baskets this Spring. 

(Click picture to shop)

Time to start thinking about filling those baskets. Here are some of my favorite toys for littles on Etsy. #handmade

See more of my Etsy fav's (here).

I have no affilation with the shops above, just love beautiful toys.

3/21 Pledge


Want to feel good today?

One of my favorite ways to have a good day is to do something nice for someone. 

If you feel that way too, boy do I have an easy one for you.

Join me in taking the 3/21 Pledge to support Ruby's Rainbow. This amazing non-profit raises money for college scholarships for people with Down syndrome.

Watch the story about it here.

Teach Your Child Language - ANYWHERE

Are you a parent of a child with a language delay? Do you know one?

Here are 56 SIMPLE ways you can practice you can practice words, the right words, in everyday activities.

Daily activities

I can help

Let's go out

Let's play

Here's how to use them.

  • Pick only a few words to practice at a time.
  • Say the word or use it in a short phrase as you do the activity.
  • Repeat the word several times.

Wash, wash, wash. Wash your hands.

If you are a speech-language pathologist or early interventionist you can also find these in my Early Intervention Notebook.