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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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Summer Speech Therapy Steps Into The Community

Many older speech therapy clients have goals about interacting in the community with socially appropriate greetings and conversations, so summer is a perfect time to get out into our towns and practice what we’ve learned throughout the year. I really … Continue reading

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New PAL Winners Bring Great Fun to Smart Summer Play

Since I am busy reviewing so many fantastic new products for the PAL Award, I have been a little lax in blogging for which I apologize to my readers. I did get “back in the saddle” tonight and I’m on … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Presents Their Spring 2015 PAL Awards today

Here is the full press release.

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Spring PAL Awards Announced on NBC CT TV

Had a fun live interview with Kerri-Lee Mayland, sharing 7 of our Spring PAL Awards. Wish I could have shown all of them because we have a terrific group of fun toys, games and books that can encourage and build … Continue reading

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