Category Archives: 8 years and up

“Silly Situations” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

Kids love to giggle at silly situations, so add to that the challenge of solving a problem using three unrelated object cards to tell your story. What’s a person to do if his ice cream cone is melting all over … Continue reading

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“Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

One of my favorite new games just out for fun and building language skills is “Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games. With four different games within a game, kids of different skill levels can compete and anyone can be successful. … Continue reading

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“Silly Situations” by Discovery Bay Games

Kids love to giggle at silly situations, so add to that the challenge of solving a problem using three unrelated object cards to tell your story. What’s a person to do if his ice cream cone is melting all over … Continue reading

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“Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games

I knew “Buzz Blast” was a favorite when kids begged to go first to share their answers as soon as a new challenge card was presented. Kids delighted in the timed task of coming up with original answers to four … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Puppet by Folkmanis

What could be better than a Folkmanis puppet? One they design that you can construct! Grab a frog, cat or bunny kit that includes the incredibly soft, plush body, fabric puppet parts and cut-outs, glue, easy instructions and ideas for … Continue reading

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Articulation Practice in Speech Therapy

Articulation speech therapy is often only once or twice a week so practice between sessions is so important for progress. I have tried so many options to motivate kids to practice–lists on their refrigerator, games to play, bribing with silly … Continue reading

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Folkmanis “Frog Puppet Kit”

What could be better than a Folkmanis puppet? One they design that you can construct! Grab a frog, cat or bunny kit that includes the incredibly soft, plush body, fabric puppet parts and cut-outs, glue, easy instructions and ideas for … Continue reading

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Play ‘n Learn Cash Register by Kidoozie

A good cash register is hard to find! That’s I was so excited to see Kidoozie’s new Play ‘n Learn Cash Register for checkout at the grocery store. I normally don’t recommend electronic toys with so many sounds that a child … Continue reading

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Articulation Therapy with Speech Buddies

Articulation therapy can be easy and hard–easy if a child quickly learns the correct production of the error sound and the rest is embedding drill into fun activities! But what about that persistent case where the child just can’t find … Continue reading

Posted in 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Apraxia, Articulation | 6 Comments

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Thanks for this excellent, insightful article goes to pediatric occupational therapist, Keri Wilmot, who has combined her many years of experience working with infants and young children and their families with her talent for finding developmental toys that promote a … Continue reading

Posted in 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Autism | 2 Comments