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Playonwords.com on FOX6 Milwaukee Today!

FOX6 Milwaukee 8-17-17 Back to School for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Sherry Artemenko, Speech Language Pathologist and Toy Expert is here to share super fun toys and games for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to build language skills, preparing them for … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winning Games and Puppets on FOX6 Milwaukee Today!

Face-to-face fun: Toy expert talks about the best games for kids of all ages Family Games and Activities for Smart Summer Play Summer is a great time to gather the family around a fun learning game that can include everyone, even … Continue reading

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New Take on Stacking Blocks for Kids

It’s funny what themes hit me as I walked through the International Toy Fair in New York City last February. I tend to see beyond the obvious, STEM, collectables, robots–at the finer tuned changes in toys. This year I wanted … Continue reading

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Spring PAL Awards on FOX6 TV Today–Keep Reading Skills Sharp!

Playonwords.com is on FOX6 Milwaukee today sharing 2017 Spring PAL Award winners, “Toys and Games to Keep Reading Skills Sharp Over the Summer” Summer is a time to take the academic pressure off of kids and have fun. Why not … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces 2017 Spring PAL Awards

Congratulations to all our Spring 2017 PAL winners! Take a look:  

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Spring PAL Awards on FOX6 TV

Had a fun interview on FOX6 TV last Thursday, sharing STEAM toys that encourage language learning.

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STEAM PAL Awards Winners on FOX6 Milwaukee Today

Full STEAM Ahead with Language! The STEM/STEAM trend is really hot in the toy industry! Sherry Artemenko, Speech Language Pathologist with over 17,000 hours working with kids can help parents choose toys full of learning while advancing knowledge in science, … Continue reading

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When a Preschool Game Becomes a Puppet Show

A great preschool game has the DNA to teach taking turns, concepts, vocabulary, listening skills and syntax to name a few learning objectives but when kids take off from the game format and launch into pretend play, I know it … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Old Speech Therapy Friends

It’s been a year since I packed up all my therapy materials and PAL Award business and moved to Wisconsin. Anyone who does a big move knows that it’s “tedious and disruptive” as one of the movers said. I thought … Continue reading

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Crayola retires color on National Crayon Day

Okay you heard it here…Crayola is retiring the dandelion color from its 24 crayon box. I sure hope its replacement is bright yellow because kids need that for sunshine faces! Tomorrow is National Crayon Day which my husband just said … Continue reading

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