Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

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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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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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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Kids Love a Counter in Articulation Speech Therapy

I have enjoyed  using the free counting app, TxTools, in articulation therapy this week. It is especially effective with 5-8 year-old boys, HA! A little competitive I guess. We are at the reading level with a second grader working on … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Homework that Works

As an itinerant therapist, I work in homes and often arrive after school so I see what comes home in the backpack. I’m amazed at the amount of homework young kids are expected to do–math, writing, reading, whew! That’s why … 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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