Encouraging Speech Development Through Every Day Play

Previously, when I would see the words “speech development class”, the first thing that would come to my mind is a program specifically designed for speech delay. And thinking about speech delay immediately put my guard up, as it would with any parent. Knowing that all kids develop at different ages and stages, how do I really know if my 20 month old is ahead, on-track, or maybe just a late bloomer with his language development? I decided to take the plunge and see what I would learn! After all, it wouldn’t HURT anything.


Ryan Landinguin using engaging toys in her lesson

During our class with Ryan, I learned that yes, she does offer speech therapy for children who are delayed. However, she also offers amazing advice and tips for ALL children, including those who are “late bloomers” or are having a hard time using the words that they do know to express themselves. To my pleasant surprise, I even learned that Oliver is totally on track and even ahead for his age, but found her advice so useful that I now implement her tricks on a day-to-day basis. This was a fun, interactive, mommy & me participation class with personalized attention and engaging activities!

After Ryan’s class, encouraging Oliver to use his words came naturally to me. Ryan incorporates music, toys, and games with an emphasis on parent education, so that you can continue to ensure your child’s success, even outside of her class.


Talking to Oliver about the boats & planes in the San Diego Bay

Intrigued? Want to learn more? Here’s your chance! Check out the free preview class, June 9th @ 9:30am at the Baby Garten studio in South Park. To learn more and to send in your RSVP, visit her website at http://www.rlspeechtherapy.com/#!class-information/bdl41

This summer, the 6-week “Talking Tots” class will take place at five different locations throughout San Diego, making it accessible to parents and toddlers all over town. Regardless of your child’s speech progress, you will benefit from the toys, games, books, and songs used to improve your toddler’s language skills.

La Mesa Community Center (La Mesa)

Baby Garten (South Park)

Discover the Glow (Pacific Beach)

KidVentures (4s Ranch – class begins in August)

Babies in Bloom (Vista)

 Talking Tots

Classes begin the week of June 20th (the Kid Ventures location will begin in August) and run 6 weeks.

As an added bonus, ONE LUCKY MOMS GUIDE READER WILL WIN A FREE 6-WEEK SESSION TO RYAN’S BABY GARTEN SERIES! To enter to win, just leave a comment below with your baby’s first word! Our lucky winner will be selected on the evening of June 8th!

10 thoughts on “Encouraging Speech Development Through Every Day Play

  1. Maria Fowlks says:

    My son’s first word was mama.

  2. Cyndi Wirth says:

    My little guys first word was ball!

  3. Paula Miranda says:

    Lucas’ first word was mamma!

  4. Shannon St. Dennis says:

    My daughter’s first word was fish!

  5. Kimmy bui says:

    My sons first word was dada!

  6. Linda says:

    My daughter ‘s first word was “Abby”, our Pug! ❤️

  7. Jen Mustard says:

    my son’s first word was dog…. which he has since forgotten how to say. at over 2, we are still waiting for him to start talking

  8. Maggie Hartnett says:

    Our little guy’s first word was ball…haha priorities!

  9. Kimberly Herndon says:

    My daughter’s first word was dada <3

  10. Celena Carlson says:

    My little guy’s first word was Mama ❤️

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