Category Archives: Games

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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What Board Games Teach Kids

As I finished my third game of Pengoloo with four year-old Sam, I was reminded of all the social skills as well as concepts a child learns while navigating a game–staying focused and engaged, learning to win and lose graciously, following … Continue reading

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Great Games for Speech Therapy

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to find great games to use in speech therapy. I am particularly interested in games that can promote language development and are fun for the kids to play. “The … Continue reading

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Rory’s Story Cubes Has iPhone App!

If you think kids in speech therapy enjoy Rory’s Story Cubes, watch them get excited about the iPhone App. Just shake your phone and the dice appear to tumble and land on images to start your story. You can move … Continue reading

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Using “Rory’s Story Cubes” in Speech Language Therapy

Many times our goal in speech therapy is for children to learn to build stories, adding details, descriptive words and generating a beginning, middle and end. We can use picture cards, photographs, objects and now “Rory’s Story Cubes” to generate … Continue reading

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Play “Order’s Up” in Speech Therapy

Games make speech therapy fun but carefully selected games can also advance a child’s progress toward their IEP goals. “Order’s Up” by Gamewright, is not only loads of fun, but it can have language benefits too: kids learn categories of … Continue reading

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What’s New at Playonwords

Here is a copy of my newsletter in case you aren’t on the distribution list: Happy Summer and welcome to the heat wave! Normally we talk a lot about outdoor play this time of year, but we are inside to … Continue reading

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Fun New Games for Speech Therapy and Kids’ Play

As a speech language therapist, I use commercial board games all the time–sometimes to teach language concepts and sometimes as a reinforcer to take a turn after articulation practice. Since I have a relationship with fantastic companies who are coming … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game Teaches Social Language

Truth be told,  there is only one honest player at a time in this zany game of pretend to know your friends. Designed for kids to adults, beginning at age 12, “Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as players … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Games, “S’ Match” by Thinkfun

I use fun commercial games for speech therapy all the time. Some are valuable as a reinforcer after a turn of saying a sound, practicing a language structure or using appropriate social language. It is helpful if they are fast … Continue reading

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