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Theme week: Water week

Hot temperatures aren’t going anywhere! That being said, why not structure some fun language activities around cooling down with water activities? Check out some of these fun and interactive activities to do with your kids. Monday: Water balloon target practice Who...

Summer language series: Play Dough week

Play Dough is such a fun, tactile tool to use for play and language stimulation with kids. There are so many fun, easy (and virtually mess contained) games and activities you can use with your kids at home, whether indoors or outside, to have fun and promote language...

Summer language Series: Chalk Week

This summer has been different than any other summer. With the COVID-19 still present in our communities, we understand the challenges of navigating ‘summer fun’ with your kids. We wanted to offer some suggestions for language stimulation activities that...

Fourth of July: Celebrating in a Pandemic

This year, 4th of July celebrations will look much different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic with many large gatherings canceled and parks closed to prevent crowds from gatherings. While the typical festivities may not be held, there are safe ways to...

A Special Message from Our Team

Please watch this special message from Small Talk. We wanted to share our success with teletherapy and let you know we are working directly with children and side by side with parents every day, teaching them how to improve speech and language from the comfort of...

COVID-19 Update

As things have continued to rapidly change in the wake of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, Small Talk and Bright Connections Occupational Therapy have decided it’s best to temporarily close our office and move forward with teletherapy only. We will be...

Language milestones for babies: birth-3 years

If you have been following along on our Instagram page, you have probably seen the IGTV videos we have recorded that discuss language milestones for babies and children from birth-3 years of age. As Speech Therapists, we are often asked by parents, “when should...

Morning Routines: tips to eliminate the madness

Parents know that mornings are hectic! Some mornings are more chaotic than others, but what if there were steps to take to eliminate the craziness and make mornings more manageable? Try these easy-to-follow- steps to aid in calming your morning madness! Planning the...

How lack of sleep affects learning in children

4 Ways lack of sleep affects learning in children Children who are not getting enough sleep will see negative effects in regard to planning, organization, attention, memory and behavior. Read on to understand exactly how these areas are affected by lack of sleep in...