May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Hello readers!

I love the month of May for many reasons – the cold Wisconsin winter is (hopefully) behind us, perennials are blooming, buds are blossoming on the trees, garden planting will soon commence, summer break is on the horizon for myself and my children, and it is Better Hearing and Speech Month! I appreciate this special month that brings extra awareness to speech, language and hearing disorders across the lifespan.

My professional organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has created an awesome page full of resources for babies through adults. If you have any questions about the speech or language development of a child in your life, I would highly recommend checking out this valuable resource here.

As you well know, I feel that incorporating literacy into your child’s life every day (not just through reading – check out my zoo post and baking post) is so very beneficial in speech and language development. There is plenty of research out there that supports this.

I am such a fan of all of the Usborne/Kane Miller books that I have read so far and am able to incorporate speech, language, vocabulary, concepts into so many of them in therapy and when reading with my own children. I especially like the Phonics Readers because of their engaging and rhyming text. Check out Lizard in a Blizzard and Snail Brings the Mail for some different ideas when reading these Phonics Readers.

As always, I would love to help you choose the perfect books for the young readers in your life – just send me a note here!

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