Category Archives: Games

Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy Busy Airport Game” Wins PAL Award

Want a great, flexible game that is loads of fun to use in Speech therapy sessions or family game night with your preschoolers? “Richard Scarry’s Busytown Busy Busy Airport Game” encourages pretend play within the game using props from Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Games, Language, play, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 2 Comments

“Word On the Street Junior” Wins PAL Award

This “wacky war of words” was unique and got even more fun, the longer we played it. The street is divided for two teams and the letter tiles of the alphabet run down the median strip. A team selects a … Continue reading

Posted in 8 years and up, Games, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 2 Comments

“Kidoozie Twist and Turn Ring Toss” Great Toy for Summer Fun

Take a little twist on the usual ring toss by adding some angles, movement and music and the family fun is multiplied. Kids engage in a little problem-solving as they can vary the the configurations of the sticks with many … Continue reading

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“Sorry! Sliders Cars 2” Free Giveaway This Week!

In order to rev your mood for the soon-to-be released “Cars 2” movie, Play on Words is  having a FREE GIVEAWAY of the new “Sorry! Sliders Cars 2” game by Hasbro. A winner will be chosen this Friday! How to … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, Games | 5 Comments

“Silly Situations” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

Kids love to giggle at silly situations, so add to that the challenge of solving a problem using three unrelated object cards to tell your story. What’s a person to do if his ice cream cone is melting all over … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Elementary School Age, Games, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

“Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games Wins PAL Award

One of my favorite new games just out for fun and building language skills is “Buzz Blast” by Discovery Bay Games. With four different games within a game, kids of different skill levels can compete and anyone can be successful. … Continue reading

Posted in 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Elementary School Age, Games, play, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Chuggington Traintastic Cargo

Congratulations to a new PAL Award winner! It’s hard to find enriching games for preschoolers where the fun factor prevails. Here’s yet another great game from a favorite, I Can Do That! Games to play with the family. Here is … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Games, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 1 Comment

Rub a Cub Peek-A-Boo Blanket by Taggies

The newest baby toy to receive a PAL Award is “Rub-A-Cub Peek-A-Boo Blanket by Taggies. How can a blanket possibly be this soft? Here is my review: The best baby toys teach through play and provide many opportunities for parents … 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

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Games, Reading, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Best Christmas Gifts for Kids

Today I was asked by different parents: What are your favorite games for kids for holiday gifts? What is a good item for a 2 year-old’s goody bag? What books do you recommend for a preschooler? What is a good book … Continue reading

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