It’s fall in New York City, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to go outside and get moving! From time to time you may have seen a mommy (or daddy) exercising with a stroller in the streets of the city. And if you prefer to stay inside, we also have some excellent indoor options as well.
Some of our favorite outdoor and indoor workout programs include:
We love these classes because, as you know, our little ones have tons of energy and it allows them to let some of it out! As speech pathologists, we feel that exercising with your child not only gives you the opportunity to connect, but also allows you to target important language skills!
If he is in the stroller, on your hip, or even on the floor, you can work on eye contact. As she makes eye contact, it gives your child a chance to look at your lips while you talk and sing to her. This is the foundation of learning language. You can target action words: kick, stretch, sit, stand, push, pull, etc.
What better way to learn language by staying healthy at the same time?! It’s also a great way to meet new parents.
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Debbie Shiwbalak, M.A., CCC-SLP, has a Baccalaureate of Arts in Speech Pathology and is a graduate of Long Island University-CW Post Campus, where she received a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology in 2001. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of New York to practice speech-language pathology. Debbie has 13 years experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area. She co-authored a chapter of “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” and presents at parent and professional workshops all over New York City.
Alpin Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP, graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has New York licensure in Speech-Language Pathology. She has 7 years of experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area and was an adjunct instructor at New York University. She co-authored three chapters of “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism” and presents at parent and professional workshops all over New York City.
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