Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Make Your Own Puppet by Folkmanis

What could be better than a Folkmanis puppet? One they design that you can construct! Grab a frog, cat or bunny kit that includes the incredibly soft, plush body, fabric puppet parts and cut-outs, glue, easy instructions and ideas for … Continue reading

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Articulation Practice in Speech Therapy

Articulation speech therapy is often only once or twice a week so practice between sessions is so important for progress. I have tried so many options to motivate kids to practice–lists on their refrigerator, games to play, bribing with silly … Continue reading

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Folkmanis “Frog Puppet Kit”

What could be better than a Folkmanis puppet? One they design that you can construct! Grab a frog, cat or bunny kit that includes the incredibly soft, plush body, fabric puppet parts and cut-outs, glue, easy instructions and ideas for … Continue reading

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Spring Speech Therapy Lessons, Poetry

Kids l love water so a story about splashing in puddles is the perfect spring book for a speech therapy lesson. Puddles, by Jonathan London is all about having fun exploring after a thunderstorm and definitely NOT staying dry! This … Continue reading

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uKloo, Learn Reading Through a Treasure Hunt

Sometimes it is hard to find games that don’t scream “educational” rather than fun first. This new  PAL Award winner, uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game,  designed by a mom who couldn’t get her child to practice reading, is a … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to Teaming with the Schools to Build Language

As parents enter the world of special education, the PPT meeting, to plan for your child’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) can be daunting. I have had the opportunity to be on “both sides of the table”, representing the school district … Continue reading

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9 Tips To Get Your Child to Talk About Her School Day

Getting teenagers to talk and confide in their parents is a hot topic. But face it. These communication skills should be modeled and practiced from the time your child is very young. Don’t we all want to hear about our … Continue reading

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Learn The Language of Sharing

Every parent cringes when he hears his preschooler yell out, “Mine” while holding  tight to a toy as his peer tries to wrestle it away. Giving up a treasured toy is tough on little ones, but learning to share is an … Continue reading

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Best Valentine’s Day Read-Alouds

Hang out for day with a child, and you realize that Valentine’s Day is everyday–filled with love and hugs overflowing. Capture the spirit with a fun picture book, whether chasing a kiss through the forest, freely dispersing hugs through a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Speech and Language

I was in a meeting last week, consulting on a 5-year-old child who has taken an extra year of preschool before entering kindergarten, due to language deficits. One of the teachers asked me what kinds of stories and books should … Continue reading

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