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Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall PAL Awards

We’re excited to share our Fall PAL Awards–Best Toys, Games and Media that Spark Language Development Through Play. I continue to be fascinated by the impact parents’ play with kids has on language development, a concept reinforced by recent research. … Continue reading

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How to Write the Best Toy Review

First of all you have to play with the toy or game to be familiar with it. When I was doing speech therapy I had a whole group of kids I could play with, while working on their speech goals … Continue reading

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PAL Award Toys Featured on FOX6 Milwaukee

Talking Points FOX6 Real Milwaukee 6-27-19 Toys that Will Allow Your Little Ones to Play Their Way to Brilliance Background on Sherry: Sherry Artemenko, Speech Language Pathologist and Toy Expert is here to share super fun toys to build language … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Featuring Spring PAL Award Winners on FOX6 Milwaukee Today

Toys and Games to Keep Kids’ Learning Sharp Over the Summer Background on Sherry: Sherry Artemenko, Speech Language Pathologist and Toy Expert is here to share super fun toys to build language skills through creative play and storytelling, keeping brains … Continue reading

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New York Toy Fair 2019 Toy Trends, Learning Through Play

Just walking into the New York Toy Fair got my heart pumping to the beat of the drums as the parade of characters assembled to lead the opening of my 11th Toy Fair. You can feel the air charged with excitement, … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces 2018 Top 10 PAL Picks, Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again to start your holiday gift list. I know a lot of grandmas and moms who take this with them when looking for a toy or game with lasting and enriching play value. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs: The Pros and Cons

From time to time I like to feature guest posts by either Speech language pathologists or those in other fields working to positively impact kids and parents. Today I want to introduce you to Jackie Nunes, from WonderMoms.org. Jackie is … Continue reading

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Toys to Play to Learn, Playonwords.com

Here’s my segment from today’s interview on FOX6 Milwaukee, “Being successful in school starts at home: Toys that will help you kids in the classroom,” Being successful in school starts at home: Toys that will help your kids in the classroom … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com on FOX6, Real Milwaukee Today

I’m off to the FOX6 TV studio in Milwaukee to share my newest PAL Award winners that can help reinforce skills essential for classroom learning. Here are my Talking Points: Play Your Way to Success in School Background on Sherry: Sherry … Continue reading

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Toys That Teach to Avoid the Summer Brain Drain

Here’s the clip from FOX6 Milwaukee: Avoid the summer slide: A look at the latest toys that teach  

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