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Communication Hints and Information for New Parents

The Speech-Language Pathology Council of Eastern Health compiled information on speech and language development.  Communication for babies can take many forms from listening, babbling, smiling, laughing, reaching, and crying just to name a few. It is never too early to promote good speech and language.  Please take the time to read Communication Hints and Information for New Parents for ideas and suggestions and to use them with your child. We hope you find these activities rewarding and fun!
Grey Matters
The Speech-Language Pathology Council of Eastern Health would like you to keep your brain active and alert. As routine daily activities are performed unconsciously with minimal brain activity, the brain needs new activities to “exercise” it and to keep it functioning efficiently.  

Research has shown that performing mental exercises encourages growth of new dendrites and neurons in the brain, thus enhancing its performance.  Some people believe this slows the aging process of the brain which is associated with such things as memory loss, decreased concentration, and difficulty problem solving. 

The old adage “Use it or lose it” is true. Just as your body needs physical exercise to strengthen muscles and maintain endurance, your brain requires mental and cognitive activities to do the same. Grey Matters is a collection of puzzles, brain teasers, websites and games that will help you “train your brain”.  We hope that you find these activities stimulating and fun!


Downloadable Documents:
Communication Hints
Grey Matters

Updated May 22, 2012