Category Archives: media review

Toy Fair New York 2017 Toys for Special Needs

I’ve always been a speech therapist who uses “off the shelf” toys not “therapy” toys to engage kids with special needs. They deserve to have the most exciting and fun toys and games to play with AND playing with products … Continue reading

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Elementary School Age, Games, Language, media review, play, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toddlers, Toys | Leave a comment

Toy Fair Trends New York 2017

Stepping through the doors of New York City’s International Toy Fair always pumps me up, the air charged with excitement, innovation, creativity, passion and fun!  With a hug from Peppa Pig, I started my search for fun new products embedded with language … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, 8 years and up, Apps, Babies, Elementary School Age, Games, Language, media review, play, Preschool, Reading, Strategies to Encourange Language Development, Toddlers, Toy Reviews, Toys | Leave a comment

Playonwords’ PAL Award for Best DVD’s to Build Language

Playonwords’ PAL Award has announced its first winner in the DVD category. Initially hesitant to take on this category because of recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics for no TV watching under 2 years of age as well as … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Top 5 Kid’s Educational Apps for the iPad

Hi this is Andrew from Kids Educational Apps.   Full disclosure: My mom, Sherry, runs Playonwords.com.  As a father and video game enthusiast, I started a website for parents who love games that engage kids and encourage learning.  It just … Continue reading

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DVD Helps Kids with Autism Read Faces, “The Transporters”

I had the opportunity to review a newly released DVD, “The Transporters,” developed based on research, to teach children, ages 4-8,  with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to recognize and name emotions based on facial expressions.  This clever DVD takes advantage of … Continue reading

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“The Transporters” DVD for Children with Autism

Pop in this new innovative DVD, “The Transporters” and get ready to enter a land of toy trains, cable cars, buses, ferries and other mechanical characters donning human faces, designed to teach children with autism to recognize and name emotions.  … Continue reading

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