Author Archives: sherry

Build and Imagine’s New “Creativity Castle” Entertains on Facetime

You all know that I am a big fan of Build and Imagine’s magnetic storywall sets to build language and strengthen skills for reading a writing. Their newest set, “Creativity Castle” combines the best of their features to give us … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com on FOX6 “Real Milwaukee” today!

I’m excited to share some great toys and games today on FOX6 TV “Real Milwaukee.” Tune in Monday from 9-10:00 to see these PAL Award winners, fun products to keep reading and writing skills sharp over the summer: Toys and … Continue reading

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The Language of Learning Circuits

With all the emphasis on STEM learning and toys that can build skills in those areas of science, let’s not forget the language essential to and underlying this learning. I always learn more about a toy from kids as they play … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners’ Behavior and Social Readiness Linked to Future Academic Success

I love to read interesting research and The ASHA Leader magazine does an excellent job of reporting current, relevant research in our  field of speech and language pathology. In their June edition, “Kindergarteners’ Behavior, Social ‘Readiness’ Could Affect Long-Term Success,” … Continue reading

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PAL Winners Stand Out in Toy Stores

I have been traveling quite a bit recently to see family and exploring our new surroundings in Wisconsin, so I always stop in to any specialty retailer toy store that I find. Of course I am looking for PAL Award … Continue reading

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Get Your Makeup Ready!

Pretend play involves some great props that suggest a story line but leave the authorship up to the child! Janod’s Little Miss Vanity Set was a favorite with my little friend who got right to work setting out all the items in … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com on FOX6 WITI TV “Real Milwaukee” today!

I’m excited to announce some of my Spring PAL Award winners on FOX6 WITI TV “Real Milwaukee” today on their 9:00 show. If you’re in the Milwaukee area, please tune in. Today I am featuring some of the PAL Award’s … Continue reading

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NogginStik is Baby’s Favorite Toy

I can’t tell you how many times I heard from new moms after I’ve given the NogginStik as a gift or they’ve seen our video review (as seen last week on the Today Show), that it is their baby’s favorite … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Presents Their Spring 2016 PAL Awards

Congratulations to all our 2016 Spring PAL Award winners as well as our past honorees. Thanks for all you do to make language learning fun!  Last week one of our our toy videos, NogginStik, was included on the Today Show featuring Mompreneur, Marcia Haut.  … Continue reading

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Best New Toys to Engage Multi-sensory learning

This year at the Toy Fair in New York City I saw a trend in added sensory experiences in toys, especially tactile features. I wanted to share some of my favorites for adding learning dimensions to your child’s play time: … Continue reading

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