Believe it or not, your child is learning to interact with you and other humans from birth.
The most important relationship for a child is the one they develop with their parents. Kids learn about the world surrounding them through a positive parent-child relationship. As they grow and change, they look to their mommy and daddy to determine whether or not they are secure, safe, and loved. It is also the core ground from which they will create their relationships in the future.
You can create a positive parent-child relationship by spending quality time together, being in the moment with your kid, and making an environment where they feel comfortable to delve into. There is no guaranteed approach or secret handbook to getting this relationship right, and you will likely find challenges along the way. However, your kid will surely blossom if you keep working on enhancing your relationship.
By reading the book Talk, Play, and Read with Me Daddy by Gramlich is an excellent place to start having that positive-parenting bonding, enjoying each other, and committing to giving your child your undivided attention.
About The Book
Nothing is more magical than interacting with a kid, especially when you know you are encouraging them to say their first actual words. Starting as early as birth, you can begin to talk, read, and play with your kid and become actively involved in the initial stages of communication. Talk, Play, And Read With Me Daddy will not only guide you but provide you and your kid with many stimulating games and activities that are developmentally designed and appropriate to help enhance your child’s language and speech skills. There are many interactive activities for infants (e.g., Tubby Time, Making Sounds, Playful Reading), toddlers (e.g., Picnic Time, Sorting Fun, My Fun Box), and preschoolers (e.g., Story Telling, Listen Up, Searching for Shapes). These fun-filled learning games can be played when you and your kid have a few extra minutes during daily playtime, routines, or story time. You can also use this book when traveling, so carry it wherever you go.
Jo Ann Gramlich is an award-winning author and speech-language pathologist. She provides remediation and evaluation services for kids with communication disorders in early intervention and preschool programs at Pediatric Educational and Diagnostic Services-ECMC, Buffalo, New York. She has worked for the Buffalo Public School District of Western New York, providing speech-language therapy for elementary and middle school-aged kids. Jo Ann holds a degree in Master of Science major in Speech-Language Pathology from Buffalo’s State University of New York College.
In addition, Jo Ann speaks and presents at the parent and parent-educator training, group workshops, corporate and community events, and state conferences. This allows her to connect with caregivers, parents, educators, and professionals from several agencies to help bring awareness of the importance of language development and early intervention for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Aside from Talk, Play, And Read With Me Mommy: Interactive Activities to Enhance Your Child’s Language Development From Birth to Age Five, Talk, Play, And Read With Me Daddy, and Talk, Play, And Read With Me Mommy Interactive eBook, she has also published parenting articles titled Getting Your Child Ready for School Begins at Birth, Peer Helpers, Talking to Your Children, and Baby Talk (Helping Your Child Learn and Use Language), in prominent family magazines.
It is no secret that being a parent (such as yourself) is one of the most demanding roles (in fact, the most demanding) in the world. From researching various parenting styles to trying out different parenting hacks, parents always go above and beyond to ensure they raise happy and successful children. But no matter what style they choose to use, in the fullness of time, it still condenses to the kind of relationship every parent has with their children. The stronger the parent-child relationship, the better the upbringing.