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Seashores to Sea Floors Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Grace, the winner of our Seashores to Sea Floors Giveaway! I can’t wait to hear how you use this wonderful e-book all about the ocean.

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“Too Much Glue” by Lefebvre Provides Language Lessons in Speech Therapy

As a speech therapist I find that just about any activity involving glue is fun for kids! The same apparently holds true for a book about “Too Much Glue.” Matty gets instructions from his art teacher to hold back on … 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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Valentine’s Day Books For Speech Therapy Lessons

The book table at Barnes and Noble is filled with Valentine’s Day books. I tend to pass up the series books in favor of those with unique stories but here is one of each: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Books Celebrating Love and Friendship To Build Language

I love using great picture books in speech therapy or simply reading a fun book to kids. Here are some of my new favorite books celebrating love and friendship for Valentine’s Day and beyond: I Love You More by Laura … Continue reading

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“Squirrels on Skis” Delights Kids in Speech Therapy

I want to share a delightful new book, “Squirrels on Skis” by J. Hamilton Ray and Pascal Lemaitre. In this season of continuous snow storms on the east coast, it is a timely topic–of  snow that is! Kids just love … Continue reading

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Lessons in Writing from “Little Red Writing” by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet

With everyone anticipating the start of school, teachers and therapists are gathering new ideas to teach their lessons. I have worked within classrooms during writing lessons to encourage brainstorming, critical thinking and organizing for a writing assignment. I’ve seen teachers … Continue reading

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Fairfield Library Encouraging Kids to Dig Into Summer Reading

You know I love my public library. I am always discovering new offerings besides great books there. I took one of my students to our Fairfield Public Library for a summer outing. As we climbed the stairs to the children’s … Continue reading

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Getting Kids To Read Over the Summer

I was on vacation at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and visited one of my favorite vintage shops, “Three Gables Consignment,” partly because they have a sign that says, “Open” on one side and “Shut” on the other. As I was browsing … Continue reading

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Wordless Picture Books Can Teach More Language

Last week research came out from the University of Waterloo finding that children hear more complex language from parents when they read a storybook with only pictures compared to the traditional picture vocabulary book. They recorded moms reading to their … Continue reading

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