Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

Getting Kids To Read Over the Summer

I was on vacation at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and visited one of my favorite vintage shops, “Three Gables Consignment,” partly because they have a sign that says, “Open” on one side and “Shut” on the other. As I was browsing … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Ideas For Kids, Balloons Over Broadway

There is a freedom with the end of school for parents as well as teachers. No wonder a mom’s blog, “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever,”  struck a cord with so many parents! I find that after parents breathe … Continue reading

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Take The Language Play Outside This Summer

Last week I drove down the street and watched kids make up games of catch through hula hoops, ride their mini cars to fill up with gas, and take off to the pond with nets and buckets in hand.  Creative … Continue reading

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Auditory Discrimination Lessons in Articulation Therapy

Soon after I get into articulation therapy with a child and they can make their error sound correctly, I find myself playing little games to improve their discrimination between their error and correct sounds. Today was a funny one. My … Continue reading

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What Constitutes A Good Language Toy?

I’m constantly teaching parents and toy manufacturers what constitutes a good language toy. I demonstrate good and bad options and today I want to share a toy to which I just awarded the PAL Award for its language learning potential. … Continue reading

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Great Apps For Speech Therapy: Rainbow Sentences by Mobile Education Store

I want to share my latest experience with another outstanding app from Mobile Education Store, “Rainbow Sentences,” designed to help students create grammatically correct sentences using color coded cues.  You can select the settings to give your students the highest … Continue reading

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Alphabet Anatomy: Meet The Capital Letters Teaches Kids The Alphabet

Learning the alphabet, all 26 letters, can be daunting. Some pick it up quickly through repeated exposure to educational TV shows, DVD’s, books, and toys. Others seem to need a little extra help. There is so much to learn. Kids … Continue reading

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Wordless Picture Books Can Teach More Language

Last week research came out from the University of Waterloo finding that children hear more complex language from parents when they read a storybook with only pictures compared to the traditional picture vocabulary book. They recorded moms reading to their … Continue reading

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My First Day, Comparing What Animals Do On Day One

I was in an annual review yesterday for a first grader that I work with and his teacher was saying that next year they will be talking about relating information in a story they read to their personal experience. We … Continue reading

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Fun Art Projects for Screen-Free Week

I have discovered some wonderful art projects that kids have loved called Artzooka! Crazy name, I know, but that just shows how creative they are AND each set is only $3.99. Let’s start with their “Recycle Sticker Creations” by Wooky Entertainment … Continue reading

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