Category Archives: Elementary School Age

New Award Winning Books from ALSC

  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) presents several awards to new books, including the Newbery Medal that honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children and the Caldecott Metal which honors the … Continue reading

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Free Kids’ Valentines–For Home or Therapy

I will admit that Valentines Day was not my favorite holiday when my three boys were growing up. Guys just didn’t look forward to “”making” valentines and it was like pulling teeth to get them to print the names of … Continue reading

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Designer of Playmobil Figures

Call me crazy but I find the obituaries in the New York Times each weekend fascinating. There is a special story behind the people who shape our world. Friday’s paper included the obituary of Hans Beck, the designer of the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, Knights and Kisses

Here’s a fun book for preschoolers to early elementary students to enjoy. David Melling’s The Kiss That Missed has the spunk and silliness that gets kids to giggle. The Kiss That Missed by David Melling Hurrying to give a hasty goodnight … Continue reading

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

  Wilbur doesn’t get it. He loves fancy clothes. Why do naked mole rats have to miss out on dress up? Who made the rules? Scooped up by his colony of critical mole rats, he is taken before the great … Continue reading

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Video Chat to Keep in Touch with Kids

On  Sunday, The New York Times ran an article, Living Apart for the Paycheck, about the challenges of commuter marriages.  One dad who is profiled accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, while the mom stayed back … Continue reading

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Picture Books Build Social Language

I love to go to our children’s library and browse through the books. I use good children’s literature for all the kids I work with, whether they are working on sounds (articulation), language development, stutteringt or are on the autism … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy for Nasality

Throughout my career as a speech pathologist I have worked with children with varying degrees of nasality. Some were purely functional and responded well to therapy and others I referred to an ENT for evaluation for possible surgery to correct … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poetry–Laugh and Learn Language

Poetry is a wonderful way to enrich and build your child’s language. For the preschool gang, hearing the rhyme and rhythm sets the stage for emergent literacy skills–hearing the change in sounds at the end of words and recognizing that … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Funniest Things!

I just had to share some funny things that happened to me yesterday. Kids are funnier than any comedians on TV in my book! I was talking to Emma while she was generating ideas for her fiction story in writing … Continue reading

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