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Getting Ready for Summer!

Published June 10, 2014 9:14 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is officially our last week of preschool, then we have 3 weeks off and then summer school begins. Over the last 5 years of writing the blog I have tackled many topics regarding this time of year, such as preparing for summer speech services and recipes for the picky eater. Today I'd like to share some of those posts, as well as some additional tips to help kick off the summer season!
  • A Vacation From Speech Therapy: This post reminds parents that SUMMERTIME may be the perfect season to give your child a temporary break from speech therapy and invest time in other very worthwhile activities. A complete list of over 15 ideas for things to do during the summer months with your child can be found here
  • Speech Spirit: Carpe Diem! This post was written for all those hardworking SLPs out there who will actually get a little vacation time during the summer months! It was part of my "speech spirit" series that focused primarily on the deeper meaning of our work and the need to feel connected to what we do each day. The post was a personal reflection meant to encourage others to seize the season and enjoy what matters most to them so they can return in September refreshed for another great school year!
  • Picky Eater Summer Solutions: These two posts are ideas to help moms who are home this summer with picky eaters! They are hands-on and very practical ways to help improve your child's interest in food.

Looking for some additional picky eater ideas?? Try having a play date or a family member visit, such as Grandmom or a favorite aunt. Have your picky eater help you prepare dishes for your special guest and/or have your guest cook with your picky eater. Change your routine and try something different to help take the pressure off of the food and onto the company sharing the mealtime experience!

Enjoy the remaining days of the school year! Happy Summer to All!

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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