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April 14, 2017

Cute Ideas for Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, it is on Sunday May 14th. Get a head start on making something special for Mom, Grandma, an Aunt or any […]
April 3, 2017

April 2017 Family Friendly Community Events

Kidsburgh April Calendar Living Pittsburgh April Calendar Pittsburgh Area April Festivals Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh April Calendar (be sure to check Macaroni Kids for your area: North, […]
March 20, 2017

Nine Things to Think About When Bottle Feeding Your Baby

If you choose to bottle feed or are supplementing your breast feeding with bottle feeds you may be confused about what bottle and/or nipple is best […]
March 6, 2017

5 Ways to Play with Your Newborn Baby in the First Three Months

Having a newborn baby is exhausting! All they do is sleep, eat, pee, poop and spit up! Well, yes, all that is definitely true, but newborns […]
March 3, 2017

March Family Friendly Community Events

KidsBurgh March Events Pittsburgh Parent March Event Calendar Eventful Kid Friendly March Calendar Macaroni Kid March Calendar (be sure to check North, South, East, West calendars […]
February 14, 2017

Using Music to Enhance Your Child’s Language Skills

It’s no secret that little kids love music. Many babies and toddlers naturally move to music and rhythms and even begin to imitate gestures to simple […]
February 8, 2017

7 Ways to Create a Learning Experience for Your Toddler in the Kitchen

Toddler’s love to help. They like (un)folding your laundry, loading the dishwasher, sweeping, wiping and dusting. Don’t you wish they would keep up this ambitious desire […]
February 2, 2017

February Family Friendly Community Events

  KidsBurgh Events Calendar Eventful Calendar February Festivals Calendar Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City Calendar (be sure to check Macaroni Kid calendars for North, East, South, West […]
January 20, 2017

7 Fun Indoor Toddler Activities Using Materials from Your Home

Tired being stuck indoors with an active toddler? Is your child bored with his new holiday toys already? A few weeks ago we posted a blog […]
January 9, 2017

Minimize Clutter and Maximize Your Child’s Attention Span and Play Skills by Rotating Toys

It’s after the holidays and maybe your home is now filled with an overabundance of new toys piled alongside all the other toys your child already […]
December 12, 2016

December 2016 Family Friendly Community Events

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Holidays at the Frick Holidays at Phipps Downtown Pittsburgh Events Calendar Pittsburgh Events and Festivals Calendar Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December Event Guide Kids & Family […]
November 18, 2016

10 Easy Ways to Refine Your Child’s Pincer Grasp Using Household Items

What is a neat pincer grasp? It is a child’s ability to pick up tiny items using his thumb and index finger. Babies first begin by […]
November 7, 2016

12 Parenting Tips To Help You Cope During the Toddler Years

Daily life with a toddler can be challenging for parents, but please realize that toddlers are in a developmental tug of war of being little kids […]
November 4, 2016

The Importance of Developing Early Language and Social Interaction Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Christie Linkes, MSLP/CCC-SLP According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, autism spectrum disorder is a complex neuro-developmental disorder […]
September 27, 2016

October 2016 Family Friendly Community Events

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August 30, 2016

September 2016 Family Friendly Community Events

Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership September Event Calendar Pittsburgh Post Gazette September Event Calendar Vibrant Pittsburgh September Event Calendar Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City September Event Calendar-be sure to […]
August 8, 2016

Joint Attention: What is it and Why is it Important?

As a developmental specialist and independent evaluator of infants and toddlers in early intervention, I get to see a wide range of adorable kiddos on a […]
July 22, 2016

August 2016 Family Friendly Community Events

KidsBurgh August Event Calendar VisitPittsburgh.com August Events & Festivals Calendar Pittsburgh Parent August Event Calendar   Macaroni Kid-Pittsburgh City August Event Calendar Macaroni Kid-North Hills August […]
July 21, 2016

8 Ways to Encourage Speech and Language Development with Your Young Child

Did you know that listening and understanding language is known as receptive communication and that vocalizing/gesturing/speaking are known as expressive communication. Good listening and communication skills […]
July 13, 2016

5 Tips for Healthy Family Sleep Habits

It’s probably no secret to you that in today’s fast paced, technology driven world, both children and parents alike are sleep deprived. You can read many […]
June 30, 2016

July Family Friendly Community Events

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June 2, 2016

5 Things to Say To Your Toddler Instead of “NO!”

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed. TEIS Developmental Specialist You have a toddler, right? And every 5 minutes you feel like you are saying “No, stop or don’t!”, […]
May 26, 2016

June Family Friendly Community Events

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May 19, 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Part 3 of 3

By Dave Hammer, MA CCC-SLP Director of Professional Development and Speech Services Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America What are the most important things […]
April 27, 2016

May Family Friendly Community Events

Check out the Kidsburgh May Calendar The Pittsburgh Parent May Event Calendar Pittsburgh Child and Family Events from LivingPittsburgh.com Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City May Events Macaroni […]
April 26, 2016

Caring For Your Baby with Cerebral Palsy

By Alex Diaz-Granados Cerebral Palsy Guidance www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com Photo copyright www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com Every year, thousands of babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, one of the most common childhood […]
April 19, 2016

Talking to Your Toddler About Feelings & Emotions

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed., TEIS Developmental Specialist and Laura Danforth, StagesLearning.com Developmentally, some experts say that young children don’t fully understand emotions and feelings until around […]
April 4, 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Part Two of a Series

By Dave Hammer, MA CCC-SLP Director of Professional Development and Speech Services Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America What intensity of therapy is needed […]
March 31, 2016

April Family Friendly Community Events

TRAINING EVENT! Trauma Informed Care for Young Children & Families The Adverse Effects of Trauma in Early Childhood and Trauma Informed Care Approach April 20, 2016, […]
March 28, 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Part One of a Series

By Dave Hammer, MA CCC-SLP Director of Professional Development and Speech Services Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America As a specialist in childhood apraxia […]