Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

My Friend Huggles Dolls Start the Conversation About Values

One of the best parts about going to the Toy Fair in New York City is finding fun surprises–by which I mean new companies with a story to tell. My Friend Huggles are life-size rag dolls each assigned and wearing … Continue reading

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Crack the Books “Seashores to Sea Floors” Review and Free Giveaway

Mobile Education Store has been a treasure chest of great apps for learning language from Conversation Builder and Rainbow Sentences to Tense Builder and Story Builder, that engage kids with clever cartoons and break down language learning into kid-sized bites. … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Using Parents Magazine

Ideas for speech therapy come to me at the funniest times, including in the middle of the night. Can any of my fellow SLP’s relate? Anyway, I was having a therapy session with one of my students who was working … Continue reading

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Storytelling at Toy Fair 2014, Learning Language Through Play

Phew! I made it through all four days of the International Toy Fair, talking with over 100 companies and seeing hundreds of great new toys and games. Now that I’ve got my feet up and can digest some of the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books For Speech Therapy Lessons

The book table at Barnes and Noble is filled with Valentine’s Day books. I tend to pass up the series books in favor of those with unique stories but here is one of each: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books Celebrating Love and Friendship To Build Language

I love using great picture books in speech therapy or simply reading a fun book to kids. Here are some of my new favorite books celebrating love and friendship for Valentine’s Day and beyond: I Love You More by Laura … Continue reading

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Funny Speech Therapy Moments Teaching Word-Finding Cues

We have to keep a smile on our faces when we work with kids. Most of the time it is easy, in spite of some challenging kids and disabilities that we work with. That being said, it is enormously powerful … Continue reading

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“Squirrels on Skis” Delights Kids in Speech Therapy

I want to share a delightful new book, “Squirrels on Skis” by J. Hamilton Ray and Pascal Lemaitre. In this season of continuous snow storms on the east coast, it is a timely topic–of  snow that is! Kids just love … Continue reading

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Word-finding Activities for Speech Therapy

Kids with word-finding difficulties are fascinating to me. Sometimes I feel like I get a peek into their retrieval process as I try to decipher what they mean when they use a word that is associated to the one they … Continue reading

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Story Builder App Review for Speech Therapy

I like Mobile Education Store’s apps so much that I have them grouped together on my iPad. If you read my reviews, you know that I use them beyond their intended use because they are so flexible and have great … Continue reading

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