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Goodbye Summer, Back to School!

It has been a unique and fun summer as I took an extra few weeks off for the first time. The break was refreshing but I am excited to see my little kids and start working this week! Highlights of … Continue reading

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New Spot it! Games by Blue Orange Games Teach Numbers and Shapes

Want to help your preschooler become quick with the vocabulary of preschool? Grab one of Blue Orange Games new Spot it! games that feature images of the characters in Doc McStuffins as well as Jake and the Neverland Pirates, alongside … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids With Special Needs

When I visited extended family in Wisconsin this summer, my cousin showed me a video of her 4 year-old, assisting in a cooking lesson with his neighbor, Sarah, who has Downs Syndrome. Charlie is such a cute addition to the … Continue reading

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Making Easy Readers to Communicate with Grandchildren

After visits from two of my clans of grandchildren, and listening to them “practice” their new reading skills over the summer, I decided to email them short one page Easy Readers about what I was doing many miles away. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Duke!

Today is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Practice, Let’s Make a Calendar

It’s always tricky finding a way to get kids to practice between speech therapy sessions. In summer it can be especially challenging as kids take a vacation or maybe even their speech therapist takes a few weeks off! I find … Continue reading

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Coloring Pages for Articulation Activities from Lego to Frozen

Kids love to color and I am always looking for new activities for articulation reinforcement. Of all the therapies, it can get a little tedious, having kids repeat words and sentences without a fun treat after their response. I usually … Continue reading

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Play-Based Back to School Prep

Wow! Summer is speeding by and parents are getting a little worried about “summer slide,” asking me for fun toys and activities to keep kids’ language and reading skills sharp. First of all, toys and games have to be fabulously … Continue reading

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Making Up Stories With A Shadow Light Show

One of my favorite showrooms at the Toy Fair this year was Crayola. Maybe because of the artist in me, my love for markers of all kinds, or the many creative products I’ve used to help kids learn language and … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toys | Leave a comment Announces Our Summer 2014 PAL Award Winners

Congratulations to all our outstanding PAL winners:

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