Category Archives: 8 years and up

Best New Toys to Develop Speech and Language

It’s spring–I think! New flowers, new buds, and new toys. I have tested so many new products for the PAL Award in these past few weeks that I want to share some favorites that stand out for having the potential … Continue reading

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Spring, Time To Grow Language With New PAL Award Winners

Crocuses popping up, dogwoods blooming and peepers whistling in the neighborhood pond remind me that spring has arrived and the landscape is alive again. As we look at new growth and new beginnings what about checking out some great toys … Continue reading

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Happy Easter With Jan Brett’s “The Easter Egg”

Happy Easter and Passover to all! The rain has cancelled our Easter egg hunt but that means we have had a morning reading books from Chima and Lego Movie early readers to Jan Brett’s lovely “The Easter Egg.” Little Hoppi … Continue reading

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uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game Great For Fun Reading Practice

I’ve been visiting my grandchildren this week and several of them are learning to read. It is like magic to watch them suddenly be able to read simple books and sound out words, feeling so proud of their new skill. … Continue reading

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Encouraging Early Readers Over the Summer

We just returned from a trip to Barnes and Noble with 3 of our grandchildren and we had our usual fun outing reading new and classic picture books (we all LOVE “When the Crayons Quit” and enjoyed “The Snatchabook” and … Continue reading

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Teaching Math Vocabulary with New “Math Explosion” by The Young Scientists Club

When was the last time you used a “Math” game to teach language? How about today? I had a great time with first graders who I am pre-teaching curriculum vocabulary due to word-finding difficulties. The classroom teacher has been very … Continue reading

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Best New Games for Speech Therapy

  Wow I realized I was a little quiet in the blogging area last week as I was buried in reviewing new toys and games for the PAL Award. It was great fun putting new products in the hands of … 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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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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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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