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My Story by Heather of Wordplayhouse

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I’m so excited to share this eloquent and poignant post from Heather at Wordplayhouse. She and I became fast friends and I can’t tell you how much I value her sharing her story here at LIttle Stories. Her gentle kindness, simple beauty, and love for her family is quickly evident in everything she writes, and ... Read more...

I Hold, You Talk

I Hold You Talk - Structured Play

You all know I love pretend play. But in my post “How To Pretend” I explain that play, like everything else in child development, moves along a continuum with really complex, free-flowing pretend at the endpoint. Before that comes many different kinds of play, and at the beginning some children have a hard time playing ... Read more...

My Story by Rivka at Beautiful Books for Children

Language Development Happens

Rivka shares wonderful children’s book reviews over at Beautiful Books for Children, including ratings, extension questions, and follow-up activities. Her story is one I’ve been waiting for. I wanted the perfect way to tell parents a core message that is foundational to Little Stories. It’s a message that most parents won’t believe and may even ... Read more...

But I Can’t Understand What My Child Is Saying!

Speech Delay Speech Therapy

I recently received the following reader question: “My son seems to actually fill up the pages that he wants fairly quickly. Like “moon” for example – saw the moon once, liked it, now every time we’re out and see it he points it out. But his pronunciation of it is “muh.” He has about 60 ... Read more...

Good Page, Bad Page

Child's First Words

You’ve read the Fill the Page Theory. You know what a page is and you’re ready to start filling them, but where to begin? When you are just starting to fill pages there are good pages and there are bad pages – just like words. For example, the curse word your uncle accidentally blurted out ... Read more...