Chat N' Play
Do you wonder when your child will stop saying “wabbit” instead of “rabbit” or “I eated”? This class will answer all your questions. Join a group of mommies and babies ages 24-48 months to learn, connect and have fun together. Within the first 5 years, 90% of the brain is developed – so learn how you can enhance your child’s development with this class.
Chat N’ Play is a language enhancement class focusing on early Pre K readiness skills and overall development. Our class is play-based so that your toddlers enjoy learning and have fun. Classes are designed to give you a deeper understanding of your toddler’s development, speech/language and motor milestones, as well as to give you tools to manage the difficult days of #momlife.
We have experts who will share their knowledge and give advice so you and your toddler can thrive. We are here to offer support and provide a nurturing environment. During this 4-week class, your toddler will learn about a new topic each week. Each class includes a check-in, good morning song, circle time, a book activity, a craft, a song and facilitated play.
How is this class different from any other preschool class? This class is led by specialists who know how to boost your child’s development and it includes education for you, so you can continue teaching your child all these skills when you are at home.
Topics Covered in Chat N’ Play:
- Language Development – suggested activities by a Certified Speech and Language Pathologist
- Sensory Play and Fine Motor Developmental Activities
- Potty Training Help
- Positive Parenting and Behavior Management
- Picky Eating Help
- Arts and Facilitated Play Time
Chat N’ Play Class Details:
- 4 – week class series
- Classes held at Rancho Santa Margarita Beach Club
- Class led by certified instructors, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, and more.
- Small class ( max. 12 moms with children per class)
- Access to Organized Moms’ Night Out & Playdates
- Investment: $150
- Check In
- Circle Time (hello song, calendar, weather, days of the week)
- Story Time (focus on thematic new vocabulary and answering questions using visual support)
- Fine Motor/Gross Motor Activities
- Sensory Play
- Goodbye Circle
- Session B: Tuesdays starting on August 24- September 14 at 9:30 am- 10:30 am in Rancho Santa Margarita at the Beach Club
- Session C: Tuesdays starting on September 21 – October 12 at 9:30 am- 10:30 am in Rancho Santa Margarita at the Beach Club
5 Ways To Boost Your Baby’s Language Development
Parents play an important role in a child’s speech and language development. Research has shown that children who are spoken to and read during early childhood have larger vocabularies and better grammar. All of us are doing the best job we can in raising our babies and helping their development. One of the most common questions I received while working as a speech and language pathologist was how to boost a child’s speech and language development.
Before you can even start working on language skills, your baby needs to interact with you. He/she needs to be able to pay attention to you, listen to you, smile/laugh and get excited when being spoken to. So for this first stage, encourage your baby to interact with you. Get down to his/her level and play with your baby. If he/she is interested in an activity, try to participate in it repeatedly. Teach your baby to imitate what you do/how you play with the toys. The goal is to connect with him/her. Sing, talk, tickle, be silly and have fun. Some of the things you are looking for are if he/she is showing you things, looking back and forth at you and an object, smiling at you, maintaining eye contact, and directing your attention toward something.
By the time your baby turns one, he/she will develop many of the necessary skills for speaking. Today, I am sharing with you 5 ways you can encourage your baby’s speech and language development.
1. Work on gestures
2. Work on receptive language
3. Work on imitating simple syllables.
4. Be a commentator – give a play-by-play.
5. Read to your baby
For more information on developmental milestones visit ASHA.