This topical guide on supporting language development at home will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).


52 Simple and Fun Activities for Dads and Kids: Simple Ways for Busy Dads to Connect with Their Kids
By Brent Johnstone, 2016
Presents ideas that will help parent/child interaction flourish on a weekly basis. “52 Simple and Fun Activities for Dads and Kids” is for the father who thinks he is short on time connect with their child/children in ways that engages both parties to interact and learn from one another.
HQ 756 .J65 2016   988165151

It Takes Two to Talk: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays
Jan Pepper & Elaine
Weitzman. Toronto: Hanen Centre, 2017
This guide shows parents how to help their child communicate through talking during daily activities.
LB 1139 .L3 I88 2017   988165151

Let’s Talk Together: Home Activities for Early Speech & Language Development
Cory Poland & Amy Chouinard
Talking Child, 2008
This book provides caregivers and parents with over 55 activities that are designed to enrich children’s speech and language abilities.
LB 1139.5 .L35 .P762 2008   301797550

Talk to Me, Baby!: How You Can Support Young Children’s Language Development
Betty S. Bardige. Baltimore,
MD: Brookes, 2009
This easy-to-read book shows parents how to talk to and play with children in ways that support their emerging language skills.
LB 1139 .L3 .B246 2009 933386049
For instructions on how to access this eBook, please read Getting Started with eBooks.

Talking With Your Toddler: 75 Fun Activities and Interactive Games That Teach Your Child to Talk
Teresa Laikko and Laura Laikko
Ulysses Press, 2016
Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child using easy-to-follow activities.
P 118.5 .L35 2016   923795973
For instructions on how to access this eBook, please read Getting Started with eBooks.

Videos

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.


It Takes Two to Talk
126 minutes; DVD
Hanen Centre, 2006
This companion to the It Takes Two to Talk book provides video examples of activities parents and professionals can use to develop the language and communication skills of young children.
LB 1139 .L3 .I88 2006   232958997

Celebrating language and literacy for infants, toddlers & twos: Strategies for early language and literacy development
11 minutes; DVD
Teaching Strategies, 2008
The videos discuss how to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills. The user’s guide explains how to use the videos in professional development and family workshops.
P 118 .C392 2008 228430775

Language & Literacy Development
23 Minutes; DVD
Learning Seed, 2012
his observation of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary advancements in language and literacy that children make at this age.
LB 1731.6 .L364 2012 779491996

Organizations

 

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Professional association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Multiple resources for professionals.
Members: 800-498-2071; Non-Member: 800-638-8255

Articles

The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher’s homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.


Young Exceptional Children, 20(1), 41-50
Coaching Parents to Use Naturalistic Language and Communication Strategies
Yusuf Akamoglu & Laurie Dinnebiel, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe family coaching strategies and their implementation features to teach parents to incorporate specific NT strategies into their family routines and activities

Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.


Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
This page offers age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities.

Encouraging Bilingual Babies and Toddlers (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

How I Communicate (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

How I Understand (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Talk Together (IEL)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Learning Project. Also available in Spanish.

 Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Language and Literacy (IEL)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Learning Project. Also available in Spanish, Polish, Korean, and Chinese.

When to Take Your Child to the SLP
This guide will take you through disorders for which speech, language, or communication issues are a component and offer resources that you can use to educate yourself on how speech therapy can help your child.

Supporting Language Development at Home