Category Archives: play

Promote Language Develpment at Stepping Stones Museum, CT

Today I was interviewed for News 12 Connecticut TV at the Stepping Stones Museum to comment on how to encourage language development as your child visits the museum. Aside from my comments on talking about what your child is experiencing … Continue reading

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Language Learning with “Bug Bites” Snack

Many of you e-mail me with tips and ideas that bring out language in your preschoolers. I appreciate ideas from moms who are out experiencing life with their little ones daily. Here is a recommendation for a snack that can … Continue reading

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Build Language at Stepping Stones Museum, CT

I had heard nothing but fantastic reviews from parents about the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. A visit from my one and a half and three year-old grandchildren prompted my first visit there today. Wow is all … Continue reading

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Creative Play with Autistic Kids

When I arrived at the home of one of the kids I work with who is on the Autism Spectrum, I saw a long tunnel he had made out of cardboard blocks that ran the length of the room. Mom … Continue reading

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Best Baby Gifts for a Newborn to Grow Into

Lamaze Play and Grow Logan the Lion’s big eyed face attracts newborns and invites conversation. His ribboned mane, different textures, slippery ribbons, shiny nose, fuzzy cheeks, bumpy rings, smooth tummy, star with ridges and bumps, and crinkly feet provide lots … Continue reading

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Encouraging Pretend Play with Children with Autism

Today I arrived at the home of one of my students who is on the autism spectrum. We enjoy playing games, playing pretend  and reading books for learning. He took me right to a big cardboard box on the floor … Continue reading

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Toys to Encourage Talking in Preschoolers

Yesterday when I was interviewed for Channel 12 News about what to do when your 2 year-old isn’t talking, I talked about the process to go through to get your child evaluated, but also mentioned what to do to stimulate … Continue reading

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“ChickyBoom” Game for Speech Language Therapy

Blue Orange Games, known for their “hot games for a cool planet,” continue to invent clever games for kids that are friendly to our environment. Their latest member of the family, “ChickyBoom,” calls on fine motor skill and balance, requiring … Continue reading

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Put Pretend People in Child’s Play for Language Development

If you follow my blog you know that I contantly talk about having little people available for your child’s pretend play. Once again, I visited a home of boys where the train set was devoid of people. This well-meaning mom … Continue reading

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Circo Train Set for Play and Speech Therapy

Target offers many house brand toys for creative play that are affordable and fun. I thought I would try out the Circo 70 piece Train Set after much success with the Circo Frog Tent.  I wasn’t disappointed and either were … Continue reading

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