Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Clever Preschool Website to Teach Kids the Alphabet

Admittedly, this website might be even more entertaining to parents than kids but check out bemboszoo.com. Click on any letter of the alphabet, see an animal beginning with that letter spelled out and then watch the letters morph into a … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect with Children’s Articulation

I love the kids I work with and am privileged to be able to deliver my services in their homes. Since I work in their environment, they are relaxed, and I can see what they like from their books and … Continue reading

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New Halloween Books to Encourage Kid’s Language

  I am going to write a few blogs about some fun new Halloween books. I will warn you that I am not into the scary, creepy kind. I was actually half way through a pretty good book when the … Continue reading

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Great Websites–Resources for Parents, Teachers and Speech Therapists on Reading and Bilingual Learning

Check out Reading Rockets, www.readingrockets.org, offering “a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities to help young children learn how to read and read better.” This site is packed with practical ideas from preschool resources to encourage pre-reading skills, including … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids that it is Okay to Make Mistakes–Language Evolves

I work with several students on building their language to support writing. We brainstorm ideas, organize them, make pictures in our mind, get ideas down on paper and then revise, adding wonderfully rich adjectives and correcting verb tenses. Teaching the … Continue reading

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Parents and Teachers Check out “Big Words for Little People” to Laugh and Learn Children’s Language

  Usually, I’m not one to recommend a celebrity author’s book but Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is a riot! Naturally I am drawn to a book that encourages vocabulary, especially words that … Continue reading

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Best Travel Ideas for Vacations with a Child with Autism

In Sunday’s New York Times there is a great article called “Bypassing the Roadblocks of Autism,” dealing with the challenges of traveling with a child with autism spectrum disorder.While most people look forward to a vacation with it’s new vistas, … Continue reading

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Fun Kid’s Food Accessories for Learning Letters and Language

  I just had a conversation with my daughter-in-law who is getting reading for Will’s second birthday party this week. She wanted my recipe for ice cream pie and we were brainstorming on what to use for molds so she … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Being grumpy is a lot of work. Mr. Fish can’t seem to be cheered up by his convincing pals, Ms Clam, Mr. Jelly (Fish), Mrs. Squid or Mr. Eight (legged octopus). In spite of the efforts by his best-intended buddies, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Pout-Pout Fish for Making the New York Times Bestseller List!

I got an e-mail yesterday from Deborah Diesen, the author of The Pout-Pout Fish, to let me know that her book had made it on the New York Times Bestseller List for Children’s Books this week! Congratulations to her and … Continue reading

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