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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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Speech Pathologists Develop New Cookbook, “Dining with Dysphasia”

You know I like to feature projects that speech pathologists or in this case grad students in speech pathology, are involved with to help their clients. A team of grad students from NYU developed a free cookbook filled with yummy recipes … Continue reading

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Smartnoggin Introduces Latest Developmental Rattle, NogginSeek

You know how much I love the NogginStik and Moms and babies do too. Here is their latest developmental rattle that also teaches eye tracking, grabbing, reaching and cause effect but also object permanence–the object is still there even if … Continue reading

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Monopoly Tokens Chosen to “Pass GO”

Did you hear the results of the election?? No, not THAT one, the voting to determine what 8 tokens would round the Monopoly board in the next generation of players. The thimble, boot and wheelbarrow were voted out while T-Rex … Continue reading

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Great New Preschool Games for 2017

I’m always on the lookout for great new preschool games that teach while little ones are having loads of fun. A good preschool game has an element of pretend play to engage the children such as playing in a vegetable … Continue reading

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Gorilla Gym Offers Physical Movement for Kids with Special Needs

Talk about a compact  piece of equipment that can offer some movement, sensory input, motor exercise and fun, the Gorilla Gym can attach to the doorframe of a classroom or home. I would have liked an option to get up and … Continue reading

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New Preschool Games from Toy Fair New York 2017

As I walk through the aisles of the New York Toy Fair, I get hit with the amazing ingenuity of toy designers. This year it was evident that there are still new ways to build a child’s memory, vocabulary, concepts … Continue reading

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Does Exercise Build Boys’ Reading Scores?

There’s been a lot of debate about the value of physical activity as it correlates with higher cognitive skills and attention. New research from the University of Finland now suggests that “high levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and low levels of … Continue reading

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