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Sneak Peek at New Games Debuting at New York Toy Fair

Blue Orange (they brought us the fun Spot It! game series) has a big surprise for you… They tell us,” We  will release our  first “heavy” board game this year. We have long sought after a gem of this quality … Continue reading

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Make Sure to Visit Your Student in Their Preschool Class

When I’m working with preschoolers, I often mention to the parents that after their child gets “settled” in therapy, it would be helpful for me to see him in his preschool setting. I wait a few weeks until he is … Continue reading

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A New Friend for Marmalade Offers Lessons on Friendship

This newest PAL Award winner for 2015, provides so many opportunities for language learning. A tale about friendship and acceptance,  the story teaches us that we can be friends with those who don’t necessarily do thinbgs the way we do. Annoyance … Continue reading

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Kids’ Character Dress Up Builds Language

When I was looking over a recent Pinterest post on great storage ideas, I saw this cute, portable costume holder for the playroom. I’ve been in playrooms that also had a series of pegs on the wall to hold the … Continue reading

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Practice Charts for Articulation Therapy, Try Singing

Sometimes kids magically take that last step to carrying over their articulation sounds into conversation and they are ready for dismissal. Other times it seems they can be very accurate during their weekly speech therapy session but can’t jump to … Continue reading

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Best Play Food for Toddlers

After spending 2 days with my twin 20-month old grandchildren, I am stuffed with soup, cheese topped cheerios, blueberries, and apples. They spend so much time at their new Hape kitchen that I thought we should add some pretend food. … Continue reading

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Preview of Some Hot New Language Toys Debuting at the Toy Fair 2015

Things are heating up as I get several emails a day, inviting me to visit companies’ booth at the Toy Fair coming in February. I get excited just filling out my minute to minute schedule for the 4 days at … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Named A Top Website for 2015

Thank you to Kidmunicate, for naming  playonwords.com #12 in their “Top 75 Speech Pathology Websites / Blogs for 2015″  based on nominations “and then evaluated based on design, UX (user experience), content, frequency / longevity and social influence.”  we followed some … Continue reading

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Forget a Prop for Speech Therapy?

Since I am an itinerant speech therapist, I really have be be sure to have plenty of props and exciting activities to bring along for a session. Preschoolers require more changes in scenery as well as toys to fill up … Continue reading

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More Games for Teaching Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum

Okay, here are some more of my favorite games to play with kids on the autism spectrum, teaching social language as well as language concepts to preschoolers: Sunny Day Pond by Peaceable Kingdom. Again, this is a very simple first … Continue reading

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