Category Archives: 3-6 year-olds

The Power of a Picture Book

I’ve gotta say there’s not much that gets me quite as excited as discovering a fantastic new children’s picture book and usually the author behind it! In the last few years, here are some stand-outs that pack some powerful messages of … Continue reading

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Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer Mann, Lesson Plans

I’ve started up my video reviews, giving language boosting tips to parents, using favorite PAL Award winning toys, books and games. I couldn’t resist sharing this gem of a book, “Two Speckled Eggs” by author/illustrator Jennifer Mann.   As a parent, … Continue reading

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Make Sure to Visit Your Student in Their Preschool Class

When I’m working with preschoolers, I often mention to the parents that after their child gets “settled” in therapy, it would be helpful for me to see him in his preschool setting. I wait a few weeks until he is … Continue reading

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A New Friend for Marmalade Offers Lessons on Friendship

This newest PAL Award winner for 2015, provides so many opportunities for language learning. A tale about friendship and acceptance,  the story teaches us that we can be friends with those who don’t necessarily do thinbgs the way we do. Annoyance … Continue reading

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Kids’ Character Dress Up Builds Language

When I was looking over a recent Pinterest post on great storage ideas, I saw this cute, portable costume holder for the playroom. I’ve been in playrooms that also had a series of pegs on the wall to hold the … Continue reading

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Practice Charts for Articulation Therapy, Try Singing

Sometimes kids magically take that last step to carrying over their articulation sounds into conversation and they are ready for dismissal. Other times it seems they can be very accurate during their weekly speech therapy session but can’t jump to … Continue reading

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Preview of Some Hot New Language Toys Debuting at the Toy Fair 2015

Things are heating up as I get several emails a day, inviting me to visit companies’ booth at the Toy Fair coming in February. I get excited just filling out my minute to minute schedule for the 4 days at … Continue reading

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Forget a Prop for Speech Therapy?

Since I am an itinerant speech therapist, I really have be be sure to have plenty of props and exciting activities to bring along for a session. Preschoolers require more changes in scenery as well as toys to fill up … Continue reading

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Best Games for Teaching Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum

The more I play games with kids, the more I am a fan for using them to teach so many aspects of communication and language. I just started working with a 4 year-old on the autism spectrum and we have … Continue reading

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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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