Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Creative Play with Autistic Kids

When I arrived at the home of one of the kids I work with who is on the Autism Spectrum, I saw a long tunnel he had made out of cardboard blocks that ran the length of the room. Mom … Continue reading

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Beach Speech Therapy Materials at the Library

I use my Fairfield Public Library regularly for great books to use for therapy. Recently the children’s librarian introduced me to “Little Learners Circle Time Totes.” Unzip the blue canvas tote and you are treated to a theme party of … Continue reading

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“ChickyBoom” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Blue Orange Games, known for their “hot games for a cool planet,” continue to invent clever games for kids that are friendly to our environment. Their latest member of the family, “ChickyBoom,” calls on fine motor skill and balance, requiring … Continue reading

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“Gobblet Gobblers” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Good board games require quick turns and lots of thinking. “Gobblet Gobblers” is a perfect beginning game of strategy utilizing visual-spacial memory, assessing options, and setting up strategy. This takeoff from Tic-Tac-Toe utilizes hungry, wide mouthed characters to hop to … Continue reading

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“Gobblet Gobblers” by Blue Orange Games

  Assemble your tic-tac-toe grid and off you go with a chance to place three of your gobblers in a row to win. With each turn, players can add a new gobbler to the board or move one that is … Continue reading

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“ChickyBoom” by Blue Orange Games

Chicks have come to roost on their favorite perch, performing a balancing act on thick bales of hay and slim wagon wheels. Plump Mom and baby chickys peer out their adorable eyes, beckoning players to take turns, skillfully plucking pieces … Continue reading

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Creative Parents Add to Pretend Play

I have often told parents that they should be the Producer, not the Director of their child’s pretend play, meaning, set out some fun toys and objects and let your child create the story with the props.  Today I was … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Glitter Activities

Whenever therapy needs a little excitement, I bring out the glitter glue! This week I added a pad of paper, markers, plastic wiggle eyes and glitter glue to my bag. Preschool girls and boys alike just love to squeeze glitter … Continue reading

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“Rain Forest:A Journey From the River to the Treetops,” by Silver Dolphin Books

Strap on your boots and rain gear to venture through the entangled layers of the rain forest–discovering their inhabitants, habitat and prey, feeling the sheer immensity of the jungle. Clearly dividing the forest layers from the river, forest floor, understory, … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Dream Come True

As educators, we strive to inspire our students to learn in an interesting and exciting way and then sit back to see if a child can use what we have taught them. Last week, when I arrived at Quinn’s house … Continue reading

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