Category Archives: Birth-3 year-olds

Pediatric Speech Therapy, Parents’ To Do List

I was asked to compile a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents of children with whom I work–what I’d really like to tell them to make pediatric speech therapy a successful, collaborative venture. So many things came to mind … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Birth-3 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Language, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 2 Comments

“I Can Play That” Brings Together Language, Literacy and Pretend Play

“I Can Play That” is the latest in a series of wonderful resources to encourage language development through reading by Dr. Susan Lederer. Her first two interactive storybooks, “I Can Say That” and “I Can Do That” provide simple repetitive … Continue reading

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Great Speech Therapy Ideas for Articulation to Autism

I’ve been wanting to blog about great sites that give therapy ideas for speech therapy sessions so I will begin with Heidi Kay and her PediaStaff team who who are working hard to assemble a very complete list of activities, … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Articulation, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Games, play, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Playonwords.com Announces Top 10 PAL Award Picks 2011, Holiday Gift Guide

Playonwords.com Announces Top 10 PAL (Play Advances Language) Award Picks 2011, Holiday Gift Guide: Best 10 Toys, Games and Books That Spark Fun and Encourage Language Development Today I am announcing our Top 10 List of PAL Awards for 2011. … Continue reading

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“Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope”

Want a little sunshine on a cloudy day? Pick up Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s “Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope” to leave a smile on your face. In a story of contrasts,  Mom hates rain, but Nate declares it brings frogs, … Continue reading

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The Splendid Spotted Snake by Schwartz and Wilensky

“The Splendid Spotted Snake”grows on you as each page turned reveals an added link to our slithery friend.  Kids love the magic ribbon technology as the smiling snake’s cloth body expands to teach a new color. The text of  simple … Continue reading

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Short and Sweet Talk to Your Baby

In addition to your “running commentary” describing your activities like a reporter to your baby, you should have have some times of using short, tuneful, simple sentences such as “Up we go” or “Bounce up high.” Each activity—changing a diaper, … Continue reading

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“Soft Peek-A-Boo Block” Wins a PAL Award

I love when siblings join in and play with a toy together but at different levels of learning These colorful, soft blocks were easy for our 8 month-old tester to grab for exploration by hand or mouth. The moulded  pictures … Continue reading

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“Go With Me Mobile” by Blue-Box Toys Wins PAL Award

Blue-Box Toys has just made hanging out in a crib a lot more fun! With the cast of characters from their new BKids  product line, bebee the monkey, fefe the elephant,  and zuzu the giraffe dangling above baby, there is … Continue reading

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“Go With Me Mobile” by Blue Box Toys

Blue-Box toys has just made hanging out in a crib a lot more fun! With the cast of characters from their new BKids  product line, bebee the monkey, fefe the elephant,  and zuzu the giraffe dangling above baby, there is … Continue reading

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