October 11, 2018
by Mary Pat
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How much screen time should you allow your child?

One day in the supermarket I noticed a couple buying groceries. Their little boy (a toddler) was sitting in the trolley seat playing with a smart phone. This little guy was playing with this phone like a pro- both hands, thumbs … Continue reading

September 6, 2018
by Mary Pat
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4 Powerful Ways To Help Language Development When Your Baby Is Born Prematurely

In my last post, you found out about language development in babies born prematurely. (If you haven’t read that post already, you can read it here.) In today’s post, I’m going to share with you 4 ways to significantly improve your … Continue reading

August 23, 2018
by Mary Pat
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What happens to language development in premature babies?

If you’re a parent of a child born prematurely you might be wondering how that might impact on language development and on becoming multilingual. I did a literature search and have chosen the most recent, good quality research I could … Continue reading

July 3, 2018
by Mary Pat
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7 Top Tips For Communicating With Your Internationally Adopted Toddler When They’re Just Home

Welcome to the 3rd (and final) post in our series for parents of children who were adopted internationally. In our first two posts, we covered what the research says about language development for your child (read it here.) and what questions … Continue reading

June 1, 2018
by Mary Pat
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13 Questions To Ask When You’re Adopting A Child Internationally

Welcome to the second post in the three part series about speech and language development in children who were adopted internationally. So in our last post, we looked at what the research has to say about their language development. If … Continue reading

April 27, 2018
by Mary Pat
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10 Things You Need To Know About Language Development In Children Who Are Adopted Internationally

If you’re in the process of adopting a child internationally or you’re the parent of a child who was adopted internationally, then this three part series is for you. Joining me is Bríd Mc Andrew: a speech and language therapist … Continue reading

April 12, 2018
by Mary Pat
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8 Simple Ways To Build Your Toddler’s Vocabulary In Any Language

So in my last post, you read all about your child’s vocabulary and why it’s important. (If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it right here.) It’s not just the number of words that your child knows that’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by Mary Pat
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3 Important Reasons Why LOL Surprise Dolls Are Good For Your Child And You…

So my little girl has become enamoured with LOL Surprise Dolls recently. I was reluctant to let them into our world but relented in the end. Setting aside all totally reasonable arguments about toy companies manipulating us and our children, … Continue reading