Category Archives: Language

Crack the Books “Seashores to Sea Floors” Review and Free Giveaway

Mobile Education Store has been a treasure chest of great apps for learning language from Conversation Builder and Rainbow Sentences to Tense Builder and Story Builder, that engage kids with clever cartoons and break down language learning into kid-sized bites. … Continue reading

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“Squirrels on Skis” Delights Kids in Speech Therapy

I want to share a delightful new book, “Squirrels on Skis” by J. Hamilton Ray and Pascal Lemaitre. In this season of continuous snow storms on the east coast, it is a timely topic–of  snow that is! Kids just love … Continue reading

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Word-finding Activities for Speech Therapy

Kids with word-finding difficulties are fascinating to me. Sometimes I feel like I get a peek into their retrieval process as I try to decipher what they mean when they use a word that is associated to the one they … Continue reading

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Story Builder App Review for Speech Therapy

I like Mobile Education Store’s apps so much that I have them grouped together on my iPad. If you read my reviews, you know that I use them beyond their intended use because they are so flexible and have great … Continue reading

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Speech Box™ For Speech Therapy App Review

I have been enjoying using the “Speech Box™” app by The Jonah Bonah Learning Company in my therapy sessions lately. As I explained to a speech pathology student shadowing me today, when you are in private practice, the percentage of … Continue reading

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How to Curb Rude Toddler Talk, Parents Magazine

The February issue of Parents Magazine just came out and Tamekia Reece wrote an excellent article addressing the topic of a toddler’s “Bossy Talk.” It is a well-rounded article describing a toddler’s increased verbal skills that as they take off … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Learned From Playing Board Games

The holidays say family time and as the snow falls and forces us inside by the fire, we have a perfect time to pull out a favorite board game to name each other’s doodles, race for some treasure or spin … Continue reading

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Is The Tooth Mouse Coming to Your House for Christmas?

One of my favorite books to give as a gift and read to children is The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, illustrated by  Janice Nadeau. I just read it again yesterday to a first grade boy and was reminded of … Continue reading

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Language-Gap Study Bolsters Push For Pre-K, Article in NYT Today

The front page story in the New York Times today has a fascinating article on a new study reinforcing the results of research two decades ago, finding that children of higher income families hear a greater quantity of words than … Continue reading

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Halloween Spider Fun in Speech Therapy

Okay, spiders aren’t my favorite bug, but as long as they are cute in a book, I am okay with them. Let’s not get into snakes though! Today I brought out one of my favorite Halloween books for Speech Therapy, … Continue reading

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