Category Archives: Games

New Spot it! Games by Blue Orange Games Teach Numbers and Shapes

Want to help your preschooler become quick with the vocabulary of preschool? Grab one of Blue Orange Games new Spot it! games that feature images of the characters in Doc McStuffins as well as Jake and the Neverland Pirates, alongside … Continue reading

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Teaching Northwestern University SLP’s How To Choose Best Toys

Last Friday I had the privilege of speaking at my alma mater, Northwestern University to their first year masters degree students in speech pathology. It all started when I received a note from one of their assistant professors telling me … Continue reading

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Spring, Time To Grow Language With New PAL Award Winners

Crocuses popping up, dogwoods blooming and peepers whistling in the neighborhood pond remind me that spring has arrived and the landscape is alive again. As we look at new growth and new beginnings what about checking out some great toys … Continue reading

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Teaching Math Vocabulary with New “Math Explosion” by The Young Scientists Club

When was the last time you used a “Math” game to teach language? How about today? I had a great time with first graders who I am pre-teaching curriculum vocabulary due to word-finding difficulties. The classroom teacher has been very … Continue reading

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Best New Games for Speech Therapy

  Wow I realized I was a little quiet in the blogging area last week as I was buried in reviewing new toys and games for the PAL Award. It was great fun putting new products in the hands of … Continue reading

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Dance and Groove with Your Toddler for First Game Fun

ThinkFun has just introduced its second toddler game, “Move and Groove” that gets kids moving with categories of instructions and builds listening and language skills. Toddlers can’t sit still in a therapy session so why not make moving fun? Here … Continue reading

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What Toys Have Repeat Play? Christmas Presents Unwrapped

Christmas and the holidays are over and we have a chance to see what toys have “lasted” past the initial excitement and are really offering some creative play. We had a great time hosting several of our grandchildren, including 5 … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned From Playing Board Games

The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Toys and Games Shared on “Teachmetotalk” Podcast today

I really enjoyed being a guest on Laura Mize’s Podcast today for “Teachmetotalk” on the topic of “Great Toys From Play On Words.” She is a pediatric speech pathologist who hosts a weekly show highlighting information for parents of children … Continue reading

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