Category Archives: 8 years and up

Fun Halloween Jokes For Kids

I’ve heard more knock knock jokes this week while staying with my grandkids. Kids tell jokes in the cafeteria, in the hall, on the bus,  at the breakfast table and with playmates! Here are some cute Halloween jokes to print … Continue reading

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Kids Inventing A Halloween Cat From Hape’s Packaging

“Do you know what happens when you make a toy? It helps the world!” That’s what 6 year-old Caroline told me as she worked on her Halloween Cat toy, made from Hape’s “Minimals” toy packaging. It was fun to watch her … Continue reading

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A Precious Week With My Grandchildren, Take A Look at Home Schooling

This is such a special week as we get to spend time in the lives of some of our grandchildren. So far we have participated in home-schooling, surfing, reading to the preschool class, conducting science experiments, playing math games, catching … Continue reading

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R Sound Therapy Fun with “Roar of a Snore”

Often I happen upon a fun activity while working with a book or game for some other purpose. I was reading  Roar of a Snore by Martha Arnold with a boy to work on comprehension and answering questions related to … Continue reading

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Storytelling Game for Word-Finding Language Lessons

I hope you all saw Jan Schwanke’s comment on my recent blog about great games for Word-finding sessions: “The blog (she is working on a blog devoted to practical word-finding tips) isn’t operational yet, but I can’t wait to share … Continue reading

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Best Games to Enhance Word-Finding Speech Therapy Sessions

We all know that the more fun a speech therapy session is, the more engaged our little clients are. Some times we have to just plain work hard but the trick is to have the kids forget that they are … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Practice, Let’s Make a Calendar

It’s always tricky finding a way to get kids to practice between speech therapy sessions. In summer it can be especially challenging as kids take a vacation or maybe even their speech therapist takes a few weeks off! I find … Continue reading

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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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