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PAL Award Top Ten Picks 2015 To Be Announced on NBC CT TV Today!

I’m excited to share some of my  2015 “Top 10 PAL Award Picks” today on a segment on NBC CT TV with Keri-Lee Mayland. I wanted to get my list up so those who watch will have all the details … Continue reading

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Build and Imagine’s Fairytale Video

I’ve enjoyed using short videos to introduce new products and founders of their companies at the Toy Fair, and we’ve started to produce videos of outstanding PAL Award winners to show parents how to get the most language learning out … Continue reading

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Easy Speech Therapy Session

Okay, now that I have your attention–ha! The funny thing is that last week I had the hardest session with this little 3 year-old girl. When I arrived at her house, she had a grumpy face and was saying, “No” to … Continue reading

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Build and Imagine Sets Ignite Pretend Play with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

I love to share amazing experiences I have with kids, ones that surprise even me as children lead the way and show new dimensions of play with an outstanding toy. I’ve been having one of those “Wow” experiences while working with … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Books for Speech Therapy Activities

It’s that time of year again when classrooms are a buzz about pumpkin patches, corn maizes, harvest time and seeds. I have a real live pumpkin experience going on along the front walk across the street. A cool mom allowed … Continue reading

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Paint and Play-Doh Spark Fun in Speech Therapy

As I review toys and games for the fall PAL Awards I love to see what kids teach me about the products. Certain ones provide great fun in my speech therapy settings. Today I brought Crayola’s “Color Wonder Light-Up Stamper” … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Feast At the Elkhart Lake Library Sale

One of my favorite surprises this summer was our local library’s summer book sale at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I actually made 2 stops there in one day. First to pay “full price” for some books at 50 cents each and … Continue reading

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Back to School and Back to Blogging

I am reminded it is Back to School time as I see empty busses practicing their routes, parents running around with lists in their hands looking for that specific folder, paper and binder that the teacher requested, and kids cramming … Continue reading

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Dads in Prison Connect With Their Kids Through Reading

Spending some time in Wisconsin this summer, I naturally enjoy learning about what is going on, unique to this area. I was riding my bike with a friend who lives at Elkhart Lake several months a year and volunteers at … Continue reading

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Worry Eaters Offer Opportunity For Kids To Share Concerns

We find PAL winners are natural subjects for developmental videos.  Showcasing differentiators of great language toys, I demonstrate how to optimize play with some amazingly fun toys and games that provide great opportunities for learning. Recently we sat down with some kids to … Continue reading

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