10 Minutes for Talking: How to Raise a Strong Communicator in 10 Minutes a Day The First Four Years 2nd edition is designed to give parents and caregivers of young children, infant through preschool-age, 1800+ ideas to promote communication development through daily activities. The author, Amy Maschue, M.S. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and mom of 6. Here practical, easy-to-implement suggestions can make your child’s day, from wake up time to bed time language-rich. She teaches parents and caregivers how to help their child communicate to the max in the activities that they already do together.