Nonverbal Characters!

Favorites that “speak” to my child

I believe in playgrounds...

My middle child Westley has a severe delay in speech and probably has some other diagnoses as well.

However, he loves! loves! loves! Nonverbal characters.

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Favorites include

Nutcracker ballet: yes he will sit through the entire 2hr dance show sendak_nutcracker

Pingu: babbling Claymation characters who (in the tradition of them being claymation) don’t talkPingu_with_skates

Knuffle Bunny: “Not so long ago before she could speak words…” Picture book about the difficulties of not having words yet……” This is totally a speech bookKnuffle-Bunny-image

Curious George: Where the Show especially is the world as interpreted by a nonverbal, babbling, monkey Curious-George

Elsa: who doesn’t get to talk to anyone and has to work out thing through her powersElsa


Blues Clues: Puppy Dog must leave clues to get message across


Our Current Favorite: It has dogs AND monsters that don’t speak normally (usually) and its all about figuring out why. Plus its SPOOKY!…

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Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.

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