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Aug 29, 2012

Banana Bread

Mom's Banana Bread Recipe: A Delicious old recipe that you'll love!

All you need:
4 very ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 egg
(combine all three)

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
(sift all 3 dry ingredients into wet ingredients)

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

*Helpful Hint: For Gluten-Free substitute regular flour for Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour*

How to make it:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix in a bowl four mashed and/or well blended bananas with sugar and egg. (I use my potato masher if my bananas aren't super ripe because I can't wait then blend them). In separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda. Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well. Add melted butter, mix. Grease a 5" by 9" bread pan (the little ones are great at helping). Place in oven at 325 for 1 hour.


SLP Tip of the Week: The Mirror

The Mirror:

I'm going to start my tips for you and your kiddos where we started-the mirror. Whether your child has slight speech delay or oral apraxia its your job as mommy to teach them self-awareness of their tongue and that they can use it. Using a mirror helps them to see how they make sounds, to focus, listening skills, and obviously talk. Plus kids are fascinated with seeing themselves.
FYI we started this at almost age 3.

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Learning About Colors

To start simple we learned about primary colors and how to make secondary colors out of primary colors with tempura paint.
Then we learned about how colors change when adding white and black. Of course the boys picked out blue.
 First we started with five bowls each with one drop of blue paint.

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