Category Archives: Books

Launching Spike the Mixed-Up Monster and Friends

One of the delightful perks of my job is meeting some amazingly creative people from game inventors to book authors.  Susan Hood contacted me about reviewing her new picture books this past summer and as I took a  look at … Continue reading

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PAL Award books featured on News12 Connecticut

I was just finishing up my PAL Winner’s review of a delightful new book by Susan Hood and Janice Nadeau, “The Tooth Mouse,” when I got a call from Gillian Neff from News12 Connecticut with an idea for a 12 … Continue reading

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Spike the Mixed-up Monster by Hood and Sweet Great for Speech Therapy

My newest PAL Award winning book. “Spike the Mixed-up Monster” is a gem by children’s author, Susan Hood. The darling story of a little salamander, Spike and his unsuccessful attempts to be a scary monster delighted kids as I read … Continue reading

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Bookworm Gardens Brings Books To Life Through Nature

As we drove up to the entrance of Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, I knew I was in for a treat. A group of day camp kids in their matching t-shirts was swarming the Magic School Bus, climbing in and … Continue reading

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Comparisons Lessons in Speech Therapy

I recently took a new book out of the library to use for speech language therapy sessions and realized it was perfect for teaching comparisons and book-to-book connections. Jam and Honey by Melita Morales is actually two books under one … Continue reading

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Huck Runs Amuck! by Sean Taylor wins PAL Award

Here’s a terrific new book with all the elements for teaching language and emergent literacy skills. I’ve used this book repeatedly in speech therapy sessions for sequencing, re-tell, rhyming and description.  Here is my review: I love when I find … Continue reading

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“Splish Splash Splat” Wins PAL Award for Language Learning Fun

Splat was enjoying the perfect dream as candy fish swam by when mom interrupted his sleep, declaring it was time to get up. And oh, by the way, his arch enemy, Spike was coming over for a playdate after school. … Continue reading

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E-Books vs Print Books for Children?

With the influx of technology into the world of children’s books, it is interesting to watch the reaction of new parents to the options available to them–read a paper book and turn the pages or pull out your tablet and … Continue reading

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“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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Speech Therapy Lessons for Articulation and Word Finding

I think I will blog today about my therapy sessions. I saw kids from 2 1/2 to 13 years old. My takeaway today is how much I love great books and games and how useful they are in my therapy … Continue reading

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