Category Archives: 3-6 year-olds

Is Elf On the Shelf Causing You Stress?

I have to laugh at the buzz around Elf on the Shelf in the last few days. I feel like every family I work with invites me in and immediately has me look for the elf or the kids take … Continue reading

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Use the Christmas Tree for Speech Therapy Carryover

It is such fun to be an itinerant speech therapist during the holidays because I get a peek into all the beautifully decorated homes. Last week I was working with a second grader on his /th/ sound while his mom … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Activities With Markers

As I said yesterday, drawing, coloring and art projects can be very effective reinforcing activities for preschool speech sessions. Give me a pack of markers and some white paper and many kids get excited. What I like is that the … Continue reading

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Frozen Activities for Preschool Speech Therapy

Having one foot in the toy industry and the other in speech therapy, I know that anything around the theme of the immensely popular Disney movie, Frozen, will capture a child’s attention and surely make the speech therapy session exciting! My 4 … Continue reading

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Slip on a Puppet for a Great Christmas Gift for Kids

Kids are fascinated with puppets as they come alive when slipped on your fingers. Folkmanis makes some of my favorites as they often allow for movement in several places–the mouth, wings, shark’s tail or beaks. The ostrich puppet that we … Continue reading

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Do Our Kids Know What They Are Working On?

Every now and then I have to remind myself of some basics in delivering speech therapy to kids. In articulation therapy, I hear the voice and sage advice of Pam Marshalla that carryover starts in the early sessions of therapy … Continue reading

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Build and Imagine Combines Engineering and Language Learning with Tons of Fun

I’m getting lots of inquiries lately about what to get kids and grandkids for the holidays. After this week’s interview on NBC CT, I am getting calls about where to get those products too. I wanted to share a brand … Continue reading

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Learn the Language of Math in new Tiggly Cardtoons App for Preschoolers

You need to get to know Tiggly, as they are developing fun learning apps for preschool and up. Two PAL Award winners, “Tiggly Cardtoons” and “Tiggly Shapes” which interact with the toy counting rods and shapes, “Tiggly Counts” and “Tiggly … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Build Language Skills, Playing With A Puzzle

Parents don’t typically consider a puzzle to be a language learning toy. Sure, it’s great to build fine motor, and spacial relationship skills but how does language fit in? When parents join the play, it ups the level of learning … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Discourage Their Kids From Reading

It’s always interesting what sparks interest in social media. One of the most popular posts I shared on Facebook recently was “Eight Ways Parents Discourage Their Kids From Reading”. As school gets into full swing, after school time is crammed … Continue reading

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