Welcome to my Resources page! This page contains 3 sets of resources. Scroll down to find what you’re looking for.
Resources for NEW PEDIATRIC SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
Before becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, I was in the field of Early Childhood Education. I love the toddler and preschool age groups and I think it is an amazing age to work with. The resources listed below are my favorite items to use with this population. They are affordable and you can get them online, in toy stores, and sometimes at the thrift store!
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- Sandwich Making Set from Melissa and Doug. I love this thing, and my kiddos all love this set. It is awesome for eliciting colors, vocabulary, one- two- and three-word phrases, and can also be used as an articulation game.
2. Farm with Animals. Personally, I love the Fisher Price Little People’s Farm. Mainly because it’s really durable and can withstand a good beating, throwing, or licking. Farms are great for eliciting animal sounds, doing pretend play, making requests, and using vocabulary.
3. Teachers Pay Teachers. I use TPT to upload some of my free stuff – and you should too! I find myself going there when I’m stuck in a rut or have run out of activities to do with my kiddos. Sometimes its just nice to have some fresh materials that are affordable! I use my laminator to laminate everything I snag off of there! You can check out my store here.
4. Laminator. Guys! I’m obsessed with this laminator. This is the exact one I have and it’s made by Amazon. I just love. I mean, I LAMINATE ALL THE THINGS! I am always downloading stuff from TPT (see above) and this laminator is awesome for making sure that it lasts! You’ll also need the laminating pouches, but it is totally worth it because they are the thicker kind, so the edges won’t peel and bend easily!
Resources for BLOGGERS
The resources that I’m sharing on this page have helped me to set up this blog. In getting serious about blogging, I did A LOT of research to find out what services were the best.
If you’re interested in blogging, here are some basic steps you’ll need to know. I recommend creating a self-hosted blog, so that you have complete control over it. You’ll be able to set your own style, and do exactly what you want! In order to do this, most bloggers use wordpress.ORG. You may have seen the “wordpress” title and saw their free service at wordpress.COM. This is not a self-hosted blog. You want to go for wordpress.ORG.
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- Buy a domain name.
- Hover: In order to keep domains separate from hosting, I use Hover. They also have great email capabilities and can connect to a variety of other apps and widgets!
- Find your host.
- Bluehost: An awesome hosting service. You’ve probably seen plenty of other bloggers rave about Bluehost and that’s for good reason. They are the greatest! They have great support and you can get started for only $3.45 a month! Plus, they have one-click installation for WordPress, so it’s a no-brainer.
- Get your engine.
- StudioPress Themes for WordPress: StudioPress distributes the Genesis blog engine. They even have their own great child themes to choose from. If you’re interested in starting a blog that you own, the Genesis engine is a must!
- Discover a theme
- Restored316: My beautiful theme is from Restored316. They have really great support and instructions, customized per themes offered.
Resources for NEW MOMS
There’s so much baby stuff! These are the items that I use for both my baby and myself. Our son has terrible reflux and colic, and he’s not a great sleeper. These products have really saved us on many an occasion.
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- Solly Wrap. We love this wrap! It is super comfortable, is easy to wash, and my son absolutely loves it. He falls asleep in it, practices tummy time, and allows me to do household chores or go shopping. We have other carriers and wraps, and this is by far our favorite!
2. Auto Rock n’ Play. Ok, so this is specific, and it’s my personal preference – but I highly recommend the Auto Rock n’ Play, as opposed to it’s cheaper counterpart that is not Auto. The Auto component has music and will rock on it’s own – which is really why you want this thing in the first place. If you need a leg workout, then the regular Rock n’ Play is fine. But this Auto Rock n’ Play has actually helped our son to fall asleep — so thank goodness! *Note – though is marketed as a “sleeper,” it’s not actually approved for nighttime sleeping.
3. Neck Massager. I’ve mentioned this before in my gift guides, but I’ll say it again – I FREAKIN LOVE THIS THING! This Brookstone Neck Massager, in particular, is the bomb. Even my skeptical brother-in-law loved it…I mean, winning, right? It actually massages your neck, like really gets knots out. I use it pretty much daily. I found that I am often hunched over when nursing and my neck gets tight. This little puppy does the trick. It also makes an awesome gift. It’s a treasure!
4. Dr. Brown’s Steam Sterilizer. When my son first came home, he was not able to nurse exclusively. That meant he needed bottles – and that meant we were washing a lot of bottles. This steam sterilizer made it quick and easy to make sure the bottles were germ-free. Plus, my husband called it “the science experiment,” which I thought was hilarious.
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