Activity time!

I have neglected this blog for a little while. Our family had a lot going on (not sure that is anything new and likely exactly what every family is saying right now). We also had a wonderful trip to the opthamologist for my youngest son and we have been taking some time to just soak in the joy and live in the moment but back to our day to day and constant demand for toddler entertainment…..


Who doesn’t love a snack? I love it even more when it entertains the restless one for longer than 10 minutes and that doesn’t include the eating time. I’ll admit we had some hiccups. For starters, our almond butter doesn’t spread well on slippery apple slices. That was a complete fail. Our apples had also seen better days but that just worked in my favor because I could get more language out of my little guy. It’s limited mess, you can repeat it multiple times a week, you can change the toppings, and you can improve on how well you slice those apples (that was hiccup number 3 for me).

Words and phrases for single word users:

Labeling the items and shapes (apples, chocolate chips, knife, circle)

Describing words: yum, yuck, ew, sticky, sweet, brown….

Requests: more, all done, a lot, a little,

Questions and comments for later language users:

Sequencing: first we cut the apples, then we spread the nut butter, last we stick in the chocolate chips (review these steps a few times and again when you’re finished and eating)

Size/amount comparison: do you want a big slice or a small one? Whose slice is bigger? Who has more chocolate chips?


Published by Dr. Miranda Wolff

I am a speech-language pathologist and I specialize in early intervention. I obtained my Masters degree from Penn State University and my Doctorate Degree from Rocky Mountain University of Healthcare Professions. I have worked in a variety of setting but most of my experience is working with preschool aged children. I thought I knew so much about that age and younger until I had my own children! I'm a proud mother of two wonderful boys and while they can be a challenge at times, they help me develop new skills and new ways to approach language development in a functional and motivating way I would never have truly grasped without them. I started this blog in an effort to share and support others while their little ones are growing and learning and also to support my fellow SLPs. I hope you find my posts helpful. My goal is to provide practical ideas and suggestions because I know first hand that setting out to do anything that isn't functional or motivating for you and your children won't give you the results or satisfaction we all hope to obtain while working with our little ones.

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