Category Archives: Language

PAL Award books featured on News12 Connecticut

I was just finishing up my PAL Winner’s review of a delightful new book by Susan Hood and Janice Nadeau, “The Tooth Mouse,” when I got a call from Gillian Neff from News12 Connecticut with an idea for a 12 … Continue reading

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Try Step2’s Tropical Island Resort for Open-Ended Play

One of my favorite PAL Award winners this summer has been the Tropical Island Resort by Step2. Winning companies know that I not only test their products, but if they win, I often continue to use them with kids, gathering … Continue reading

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Bookworm Gardens Brings Books To Life Through Nature

As we drove up to the entrance of Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, I knew I was in for a treat. A group of day camp kids in their matching t-shirts was swarming the Magic School Bus, climbing in and … Continue reading

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Inference Lessons in Speech Therapy

I’m often looking for good lessons to teach inference in speech therapy. So many of the kids I work with have difficulty with abstract language. One girl I work with is 12 years old and I have seen her since … 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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Toobers and Zots and Sandzini Dough for Speech Therapy Activities

New PAL Award winner, Toobers and Zots, by Little Kids, Inc. is great for speech therapy activities. Designed for 3 years and up, I brought my tub of bendable foam tubes, dots, holes and specialty pieces to therapy with kids … Continue reading

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Storymatic Kids for Fantastically Fun Writing Prompts

I just awarded  Storymatic Kids with a 2012 PAL Award for its incredibly fun way to learn to tell and write stories! Originally designed as a writing prompt by a creative writing teacher in Vermont, Storymatic has taken on a … Continue reading

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Comprehension Lessons in Speech Therapy

It’s fun to be on a school team again twice a month when I meet with the public school special education team working with my kindergarten client. My little friend is on the higher end of the autism spectrum and … 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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Word Finding Speech Therapy Lessons on Recycling

When I work with a child with Word Finding difficulties I follow his curriculum and work closely with his teacher. I have been fortunate this year to have an outstanding kindergarten teacher to collaborate with. She sends home a book … Continue reading

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