Category Archives: Language

Review of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development

Today I welcome speech language pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon, as my guest blogger, author of My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development. It has been my experience that parents often know how to talk to and … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game For Language Lessons

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“Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as … Continue reading

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Pig Has a Plan by Ethan Long Makes Reading and Language Learning Fun

My latest PAL Award winner, Pig Has a Plan, actually makes learning to read fun. Having just returned from time with a 4 1/2  and 6 year-old at various stages of learning to read, I listened to both boring and quite … Continue reading

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Reading Picture Detail to Understand the Story

I am fortunate to consult as a part of a public school team of professionals who work with one of my clients on the autism spectrum. Recently, his classroom and special ed teacher said they were working on “reading” the … Continue reading

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Elf Magic Gets Conversations Going

Christmas is a time for traditions and our latest PAL Award winner, Elf Magic, is a delightful tradition where Santa’s magic elves visit families during the Christmas season to be daytime buddies and engage in Elfcapades at night. Different from … Continue reading

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BrickStix and Mod Stix Build Story Telling

Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer for the holidays that kids will love? You know the kind of gift they open and then disappear for a few hours, entertaining themselves? Or a gift for your students, or something … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

EzyRoller Gets Kids Moving

One of my favorite toy testing families came for a visit, jumped off their bikes and ran to get in line for a turn on the EzyRoller. Described as “not a luge, not a bike, not a scooter, moves like … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Elementary School Age, Language, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

Book Lessons on Being Different

I loved my visit to our town library today and was rewarded with a full bookshelf of “NEW!” books. They put a little sticker on them which really gets kids excited too. I grabbed several for my language lesson with … Continue reading

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

Dress for Success – 24 words to teach your child… in 30 seconds a day

Thanks to our guest blogger, Erica Cardamone, speech-language pathologist, talking expert, and new blogger at www.thespeechies.com, whose mission is to provide parents with the same knowledge and tools that we use during speech therapy, to build and enhance their children’s language. Check out … Continue reading

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Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

One of the challenges of being an itinerant speech therapist is that you have to plan enough activities for the hour and bring your fun to the child. I usually have about 4-6 activities planned for a preschool speech therapy … Continue reading

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