Category Archives: 8 years and up

Clever Ways to Teach Sight Words

Last week I had a free giveaway of Thinkfun’s Zingo! Sight Words. I had an enthusiastic response, as this is not only a really fun game that teaches sight words but it fills a much needed gap. Kids have to … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Reading, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Using SQUIGGLE On-The-Go in Speech Therapy

How can a little pad and pencil inject so much fun in a speech therapy session? Kids loved tearing off a square sheet with a little scribble (Squiggle) that they were to add to. We used our pad in a … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Games, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Family Games That Make Learning To Read Fun

At this time of year, parents are asking me for fun games that also promote learning–especially for emerging or new readers. Yesterday I was at the home of a kindergartner and mom showed me a laminated  list of sight words … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Games, Reading, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Elf Magic Gets Conversations Going

Christmas is a time for traditions and our latest PAL Award winner, Elf Magic, is a delightful tradition where Santa’s magic elves visit families during the Christmas season to be daytime buddies and engage in Elfcapades at night. Different from … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Games, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

BrickStix and Mod Stix Build Story Telling

Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer for the holidays that kids will love? You know the kind of gift they open and then disappear for a few hours, entertaining themselves? Or a gift for your students, or something … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

TenseBuilder App Review

Mobile Education Store is fast becoming a favorite source for speech therapy apps. It’s hard to find engaging apps for kids past the pre-school level, but they have created fun videos that kids as old as 10 enjoy. The 2-4 … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up | Leave a comment

PAL Award Top 10 Picks on NBC CT Today

I had a fun interview with Kerri-Lee Maryland today at NBC CT, announcing some of our Top Ten PAL Award Picks for 2012! These are the 10 best products in each of three categories–toys, books and games–that deliver great play … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Playonwords.com Announces 2012 Fall PAL Award Winners!

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2012 Play Advances Language (PAL) Award Winners, The Best Toys, Books and Games To Spark Fun And Encourage Language Development Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech therapist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2012’s Fall PAL … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Birth-3 year-olds, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Language Lessons for Pumpkin Jack

After my trip to a delightful family pumpkin farm, The Hall family farm in Charlotte NC, I was excited to find Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell that takes the reader through the steps of carving a pumpkin for Halloween, setting … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up | Leave a comment

Halloween Books and Apps for Speech Therapy

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids and provides lots of material to make our speech therapy sessions special! ASHASphere has a guest post this past week, Appdapted: Halloween Themed Apps by Speech Pathologist, Jeremy Legaspi, which provides a … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Uncategorized | Leave a comment