Category Archives: Games

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

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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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“Ticked Off” by R and R Games Wins PAL Award

As speech therapists we are a flexible group by trade. We have to modify materials for different kids’ ages and goals. “Ticked Off” by R and R Games is a terrific language learning game for older kids but can be … Continue reading

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“Blind Spell” Teaches in Speech Therapy

Do you want a new game for speech therapy that’s literally “out of sight?” “Blind Spell” is a fun way to reinforce spelling, teach vocabulary, and use all your fingers to spell. We had a lot of laughs and talk … Continue reading

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“You’ve Been Sentenced! Great For Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we spend a lot of time helping kids put together a good sentence and eventually a story. “You’ve Been Sentenced!” can help such language learning and provide a lot of fun in the process. Racing against a … Continue reading

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Is the Toy Industry Listening to Kids With Special Needs?

Earning bling for my princess tiara, landing at the secret rangers headquarters, shooting mini-marshmallows, cuddling up in a wearable puppet, guessing, rhyming, plinking and popping, I was captivated by every minute of the 2012 New York International Toy Fair. The air … Continue reading

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