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Promoting interaction &

supporting  Parent education

For families with infants & Toddlers of all developmental levels

 
 
 
 

In this age of “over-information” and over-filled schedules, we have such limited time to devote to our families. There are a ton of books, a ton of websites, and most of us feel this enormous pressure to “get it right” and that we’re “doing it wrong.”

Here’s the thing: NOBODY out there knows the best way for you to parent your kid. That is something you and your child are going to have to figure out, again and again… pretty much every day — if you’re lucky, for the rest of your life! That is the enormous responsibility that we have as parents and caregivers. And those early experiences that we give our infants and toddlers are the ones that shape their experience of life, and of how they come to define closeness and comfort. 

 
 
Ayelet Marinovich, M.A. CCC-SLP

Ayelet Marinovich, M.A. CCC-SLP

 
 
 

My name is Ayelet Marinovich, and I'm what you might call an "early communication expert."

I'm a pediatric speech-language pathologist, a singer, a parent educator, a theater person, a story teller, a partner, and also, just a mom. When my husband and I moved across the world, I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first child, and very focused on creating connections. When my baby was born, I decided to combine my skills and my desire to create a safe, social learning space for myself and my baby, and caregiver-baby pairs. 

I started to devise a curriculum that was based on my own developmental knowledge, that of my friends and colleagues in early learning, a ton of developmental research, as well as information and experiences I integrated as a mother along the way. 

Let me try to take out the prescriptive nature of "parenting advice," and instead, supplant it with knowledge and ideas - helping you create your own moments to enrich your experience as a family.


SIMPLE DIY INFANT ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT, FREE E-BOOK!

You don’t have to be “crafty” to create play materials that support interaction and development.

Get yours now!


Strength In Words is created and produced by Ayelet Marinovich largely as a labor of love.

If you feel inclined to support this project, you can do so by making a donation through PayPal or by becoming a patron of SIW on Patreon

 
 

Products & services

In addition to the podcast and DIY blog, we are always working on new ways to enrich your family experience.

See below for what's currently on offer, and what's in the works!

 

 

the heart of it curriculum,   coming November 2016!

The Heart Of It, an "infant enrichment curriculum" for families, gently guides you through the first year of your infant's life, addressing major areas of development (cognitive, communicative, motor & social/emotional), and is based on developmental research & guidelines for early learning.


Simple DIY Infant Activities for Development, Free e-book!

You don’t have to be “crafty” to create play materials that support interaction and development. Gain a better sense of how and why to incorporate every-day and repurposed household objects into your baby’s play so you can feel more confident that your baby is getting what she needs – with less!  


Strength In Words: Music For Families

strength in words album,  song & rhyme activities for development

How do you use all those songs and nursery rhymes from your childhood to support your infant, toddler, or preschooler's development? Sick of cheesy children's music? Craving musical activities that make the act of music-making accessible to you an your family? Stay informed about our upcoming album!


 

personal " Enrichment" consultation, coming soon

Do you love the ethos and feel of the Strength In Words podcast? Bring Ayelet Marinovich into your home for family enrichment sessions via video chat, currently for personal or small group sessions with pre-mobile infants. Choose from various packages, and can be tailored to your needs and preferences.

 

Podcast

Join host Ayelet Marinovich for a "family enrichment" program, as she discusses various topics on development in infants and toddlers. For weekly sessions of music, play and developmental information for both you and your baby, stream directly, and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher

Listen to our Introduction Episode

Listen to our Introduction Episode

Listen to Stitcher
 
 

All about learning & Cognitive Development

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communication & Literacy development

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social/emotional development

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Movement & Motor development

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DIY Blog

The DIY Blog features play materials for infants and toddlers that are discussed & modeled in corresponding episodes of the Strength In Words podcast, often made from repurposed and commonly found household items, and always encouraging open-ended and creative play.

 
 

musical instruments

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communication & Literacy Activities

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Movement & Sensory activities

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Puppets & photographs

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