Category Archives: Games

Rorys’ Story Cubes MAX Helps Kids With Special Needs

Speech therapists, parents and kids have enjoyed Rory’s Story Cubes for building storytelling skills as players use images on dice to trigger ideas for their tale. Inventor Rory O’Connor, who brought us Action Cubes this year as well, which depict … Continue reading

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Back To School Great New Games for Speech Therapy

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting for students as well as educators–I still feel the thrill several years after I’ve left the public schools to start my private practice. Everything is fresh and new–paper, name tags, … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Reaching out To Special Needs Community

I am so excited about the buzz around retailers and manufacturers’ interest in serving the special needs community by making it easy for parents to enter a store and find a toy or game that would address their child’s specific … Continue reading

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HEDBANZ and Word Wave Make Language Learning Fun

I had such fun reviewing and awarding two new games by Spin Master Ltd for the PAL Award. Kids couldn’t get enough of HEDBANZ, as they snapped their headbanz together and popped them on their heads, ready to be the … Continue reading

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New Blue Orange Games PAL Winners Perfect for Speech Therapy fun

Those of you who know me, know that I have been using Blue Orange Games for speech therapy for years. Kids still request Froggy Boogie or Pengaloo for a fun reinforcing game in therapy. Recently Blue Orange Games has been … Continue reading

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New Collaborative Games for Speech Therapy

I love to discover new toy companies that provide beautifully designed, fun, educational games. I was introduced to Peaceable Kingdom at the Toy Fair in February and just had the opportunity to review their games with kids and they met … Continue reading

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ASTRA Marketplace 2012 Best New Finds to Build Language

I thoroughly enjoyed my first ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) Marketplace Convention this past week in Baltimore. I moved from table to table putting together swords, robots and slime as well as decorating cupcakes and doll furniture in “Kits, … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners on NBC CT Today

I had a fun interview with Yvonne at NBC CT today, sharing some of my newest PAL Award winners and how they can promote language development. Here are the winners that I featured today: “Roll ‘n Play” by Thinkfun–their first … Continue reading

Posted in 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, ADHD, Games, play, Toys | Leave a comment

BBQ Blitz for Speech Therapy

One of the hoppin’ booths at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City was Educational Insights. It wasn’t just that they were stuffing your bags with free games, but that the games were fantastic! One of their new games, … Continue reading

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PAL Award Winners from Thinkfun For Speech Therapy

As I was leaving to go do speech therapy the other day, I glanced down at my bag and had a quick thought that the boxes looked the same. Yes, indeed, I was off to play with kids with all … Continue reading

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