33 episodes

As a new mom, don’t you wish you had someone whispering in your ear with practical and trustworthy guidance? Finding clarity can be challenging these days, and the uncertainty seems almost deafening. Talking Toddlers breaks down how our children grow, learn & develop - by building relationships, human connections, and learning through language. I’m Erin Hyer, a licensed speech-language pathologist - and for nearly 35 years I’ve played with kids on the floor, inspired parents to use everyday routines for learning, consulted with early educators, and trained graduate students to move beyond the classroom and “think outside the box.” My purpose is clear - understand how the brain learns to learn, bridge any gaps before they turn into life-long challenges, and keep kids moving forward. I don’t believe in “taking anything for granted” or “leaving it to chance.” Nor do I subscribe to accepting the increasing “new normal.” Parents are in a very special position to create a language-rich home environment & truly guide kids to thrive, to learn through everyday activities, while building confidence, flexibility and a true curiosity for learning. Episodes will bring practical ideas, as well as, some deep dives to help you understand why there are roadblocks? I believe we are more likely to implement strategies and activities or make changes if we know the reasoning behind them. My goal - to help moms feel empowered and toddlers happier. Please join me every Tuesday, Talking Toddlers where moms come for clarity, connection and courage. Stay tuned for amazing interviews, discussions & practical guidance on how Talking Toddlers learn to thrive - at home - with their moms!

Talking Toddlers Erin Hyer

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

As a new mom, don’t you wish you had someone whispering in your ear with practical and trustworthy guidance? Finding clarity can be challenging these days, and the uncertainty seems almost deafening. Talking Toddlers breaks down how our children grow, learn & develop - by building relationships, human connections, and learning through language. I’m Erin Hyer, a licensed speech-language pathologist - and for nearly 35 years I’ve played with kids on the floor, inspired parents to use everyday routines for learning, consulted with early educators, and trained graduate students to move beyond the classroom and “think outside the box.” My purpose is clear - understand how the brain learns to learn, bridge any gaps before they turn into life-long challenges, and keep kids moving forward. I don’t believe in “taking anything for granted” or “leaving it to chance.” Nor do I subscribe to accepting the increasing “new normal.” Parents are in a very special position to create a language-rich home environment & truly guide kids to thrive, to learn through everyday activities, while building confidence, flexibility and a true curiosity for learning. Episodes will bring practical ideas, as well as, some deep dives to help you understand why there are roadblocks? I believe we are more likely to implement strategies and activities or make changes if we know the reasoning behind them. My goal - to help moms feel empowered and toddlers happier. Please join me every Tuesday, Talking Toddlers where moms come for clarity, connection and courage. Stay tuned for amazing interviews, discussions & practical guidance on how Talking Toddlers learn to thrive - at home - with their moms!

    Tummy Time For Newborns: What Every Parent Needs To Know

    Tummy Time For Newborns: What Every Parent Needs To Know

    This episode I cover Tummy Time and how best to support your baby with courage, knowledge, and true success.
    Growth and development are NOT linear.
    Each child follows their own developmental rhythm, so not all babies will reach these stages at the same time, and sometimes they get bunched together.

    It's a progression. It's necessary beyond strength and coordination.

    Listen through and learn how it builds conscious intellectual activity!

    Tummy Time supports:
    Visual skills / depth perception - visual & auditory connection/integrationOpen up hands / thumb - grabbing and picking small items (utensils, object play)Prevents / mitigate plagiocephaly  & torticollisLengthen & strengthen front of the body: roll-over, sit-up, crawl, stand & walkBaby Led Weaning introduces solid foods around ~ 6 months 
     START with goal of  1-2 mins  for  every wake period / broken up in 24 hrsThink BURSTS: provide a few seconds on your chest, football position, or lapAround the second month introduce floor with a towel rolled up under him/herTOYS to distract are very helpfulBut remember... YOU are his #1 toy. You are her love interest.By 3 months  work toward 60 mins of tummy time broken up throughout the whole day ... sprinkled across each waking periodTHE PURPOSE HERE is to find clarity & provide a place where moms can find peace knowing they don’t have to figure it out on their own.

    It’s good for all of us - babies, children and adults - to push ourselves OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZOME  just a little bit ... and then practice things that are a bit hard.

    That's how we grow.
    That's healthy development.
    That's progress.

    That's living.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself. Help me connect with new moms and build content that is important to YOU!

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    GET CHECKLIST HERE ... TUMMY TIME TIMELINE: BIRTH - 9 MONTHS

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    • 49 min
    The Best Activities for Healthy Development for Your Baby & Toddler - From Birth

    The Best Activities for Healthy Development for Your Baby & Toddler - From Birth

    "What we see in the crib is the most powerful learning machine in the universe."
    New parents often ask … what do I do? Do I have to entertain???Does it matter?YES … it matters, but you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or uncertain.
    Communication starts with that initial (unforgettable) outburst of crying.
    The first few months crying becomes directed & purposeful - especially as your baby makes reassuring eye contact with the adults in his daily life. 

    There are very (simple) clear methods to build healthy development ... you just need to know magic behind them.
    This episode covers the 10 TOP Activities for your baby from birth - 6 months.

    I walk you through the how and why ... then you can take it from there.

    All toddlers are different, but knowing what the guidelines mean is going "up stream" before concerns build.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself. Help me connect with new moms and build content that is important to YOU!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How To Interpret Your Toddler's Behavior Through Real-Life Cases (pt 2)

    How To Interpret Your Toddler's Behavior Through Real-Life Cases (pt 2)

    We don't have to over-think toddlers. They are pretty straightforward.

    Look at their social-emotional growth, their physical development (large and small muscles), then - look at their verbal communication.

    In this episode, I continue the 4 real-life cases of 'late talkers.' What types of behaviors do I gather during that first session? How can you do the same?

    Questions to ask yourself:
    How connected are we when we play peek-a-boo or a tickle game?Does he smile at strangers with purpose?Can he attend to a book for 2-5 minutes? (not 'reading" but sharing)Does she try to talk?Can he follow my lead?Am I getting frustrated?Did he crawl or just start running?Have I ever really just watched him chew?These types of questions hold a wealth of knowledge and can help lead you to peace of mind.

    Listen to learn what information to gathered, so you can know.

    All toddlers are different, but knowing what the guidelines mean is going "up stream" before concerns build.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself. Help me connect with new moms and build content that is important to YOU!

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    www.HyerLearning.com

    • 1 hr
    4 Real-Life "Late Talker" Cases Reviewed and What I Look At During Our First Session?

    4 Real-Life "Late Talker" Cases Reviewed and What I Look At During Our First Session?

    Check out these 4 real-life families and how I break down the initial evaluation process. Your concerns or questions may resonate with these stories. You will hear how each child "found their voice" and emerged successfully.

    All parents worry, that goes with the territory. But finding a community of like-minded individuals and guides to help you navigate this often rocky journey - brings strength and direction. Parents who embrace the process find peace, as they and their toddler stand on solid ground with more clarity and ease. 

    My purpose is to help take the guess work out of it ... you don't have to do it alone.

    ALL THE ARTICLES AND LINK MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself. Help me connect with new moms and build content that is important to YOU!

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    • 53 min
    Do You Have a Late Talker? Don't Be Fooled!

    Do You Have a Late Talker? Don't Be Fooled!

    What makes a Late Talker?

    Can we determine who will "grow out of it" and who will not?

    Are you asking, "When should you seek advice?"

    Many parents (and professionals) misread their toddler simply because they don't know what to look for - you don't know what you don't know!

    He's an active boy! He's stubborn! She's shy or apprehensive.

    OK, that might be true, but we still expect speech by their second birthday.

    Yes, there's a range, but don't be fooled into thinking "all kids figure it out."

    In this episode, we cover all those questions and more.  I break down the TRUE definition of a Late Talker - what criteria to look for AND what other behaviors (or lack there of) help shape the health and well-being of your beautiful child.

    More importantly, I provide a list of "Risk Factors" that will help you determine your next best steps... you can find them by clicking HERE.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself. Help me connect with new moms and build content that is important to YOU!

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    www.HyerLearning.com

    • 53 min
    What Do Toddlers Need Most? (And How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed)

    What Do Toddlers Need Most? (And How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed)

    In this episode, I finish diving into the list of 12 Easy Tips to Increase Talking & Listening ... by focusing on what they need the most.

    It doesn't have to feel overwhelming if we keep it simple and focus on target areas:
    Language SkillsMotor SkillsSocial SkillsEarly Learning SkillsImagination SkillsSelf-Regulating SkillsWhile using everyday experiences to build the above list - YOU are what they need most.

    As you listen to these tips - imagine how you can practice incorporating them into your routines - how can you expand your parenting?

    You're probably doing some / many of these suggestions, but now you know just how important they are to your toddler's development - across the board.

    While some kids may appear to learn through osmosis - MOST need direct, hand-over-hand support ... and that's where parenting rests.

    Listening and speaking take A LOT of practice! Have fun and enjoy the journey!

    As you listen - think of how you can implement or are you already doing many of these ideas ... congratulations, keep it up. Expand, Repeat. Enjoy.

    Share with your friends and family and help me reach more new parents just like yourself.

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    • 59 min

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