Category Archives: Language

“Go With Me Mobile” by Blue-Box Toys Wins PAL Award

Blue-Box Toys has just made hanging out in a crib a lot more fun! With the cast of characters from their new BKids  product line, bebee the monkey, fefe the elephant,  and zuzu the giraffe dangling above baby, there is … Continue reading

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“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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“Dino Constructables” by Tomy is PAL Award Winner

It’s fun to find a quality toy that is easy and fun to make and then use for pretend play. These dinosaurs made with “Dino Constructables” can provide hours of creative  fun as a make and play toy. Here is … Continue reading

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“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

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Summer Lesson for Speech Therapy

As summer rolls in, and we are thinking about the beach, kids in speech therapy gain vocabulary and learn concepts from clever picture books about summer and the beach. Melanie Watt’s “Scaredy Squirrel  at the Beach” was such a hit … Continue reading

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Articulation Activities for Speech Therapy

Today I was working on articulation (k,g) with my 4 year-old friend who loves pirates. After he did his “set up” as he called it–he set up a scene with all my Playmobil pirates and the ship, we moved to … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Homework

Yesterday I blogged about taking speech therapy outside at this time of year and expanding a child’s vocabulary and experience using language. I always give parents homework, since that will ultimately increase progress since they are with their child a … Continue reading

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Spring Apraxia Speech Therapy Outside

Now that the weather has warmed up–we hope–I have started to take my speech therapy outside. Some of my favorite successes in doing therapy have been outside. Little 2 1/2 year-old Ian was apraxic and we had spent many sessions … Continue reading

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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

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What Makes a Good Language Toy?

When your baby arrives, it’s time to play. Since newborn babies prefer a variety of shapes, curves, angles and contrasts in light and dark, your face is his first favorite toy! He reacts as you talk to him and smile, … Continue reading

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