Category Archives: play

Indoor Bubbles for Kids

  Since much of the country is in a deep freeze or having yet another snowfall, I know parents are looking for indoor activities to keep the little ones busy. Sometimes, in the winter it is fun to pull out … Continue reading

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Picture Books To Teach Sharing

This is the time of year that parents are starting to make the decision about whether their child is “ready” for kindergarten. Often that decision is made based on a child’s social skills rather than academic. One of the behaviors … Continue reading

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Diner Provides Preschool Play Dinner

My friend, Jody, wrote to say that she had gotten the Step2 Diner for her 5 grandchildren from birth to 2 years old. Christmas morning the diner was a hit as the two oldest sat down for a chat. I … Continue reading

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Kid’s Frog Tent for Pretend Play

I included the Circo Frog Tent from Target as one of my selected items for holiday giving. Since  we celebrated Christmas as a family at Thanksgiving when we were all together, I can report on the success of the Frog … Continue reading

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Games for Speech Therapy and Home Fun

I love to hear from parents and Speech Therapists with ideas to stimulate speech and language. Keep the e-mails and comments coming! Today I heard from a former colleague of mine who is an excellent preschool speech therapist: “Hi Sherry! … Continue reading

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Great Gift Guide for Kids’ Toys, Games and Books

Parents often ask me for advice on best toys and games for gift giving this time of year.  A wonderful source for top educational materials for kids is the Parents’ Choice 2008 Holiday Gift Guide.  This trusted resource is divided by … Continue reading

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Christmas Nativity for Toddlers and Preschoolers

We know that children learn language best when it relates to their everyday experience. This is the season of several religious holidays so parents are interested in reinforcing the stories and significance behind the celebrations that their families observe. If … Continue reading

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Creative Play Forts for Kids

After raising three boys and just spending the holidays with preschoolers, I am reminded again of how much fun a fort can be! It brought back memories as my oldest son grabbed the pillows off the couch and made a … Continue reading

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Build Speech Through Creative Play–Infantino Playtime Activity Center

Eight-month-old Caroline confirmed my excitement over the Infantino Playtime Activity Center. This pyramid of fun has four flat sides of entertainment–a mirror in the cat’s face, crinkly bugs to uncover under textured flaps, a jingle fish to swat in his … Continue reading

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Soft Dolls for Kid’s Creative Play and Speech

Two Year-old Will introduced me to Blabla dolls today. He was my “shopping buddy” as we visited one of my favorite stores, Airlie Moon, in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. We had talked about how we would point to what we … Continue reading

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