Category Archives: Preschool Class

Great New Preschool Games for 2017

I’m always on the lookout for great new preschool games that teach while little ones are having loads of fun. A good preschool game has an element of pretend play to engage the children such as playing in a vegetable … Continue reading

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New Preschool Games from Toy Fair New York 2017

As I walk through the aisles of the New York Toy Fair, I get hit with the amazing ingenuity of toy designers. This year it was evident that there are still new ways to build a child’s memory, vocabulary, concepts … Continue reading

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Literacy Lessons Reinforced with Art

I had a great outing to the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin today. After a yummy lunch in the ArtCafe we visited the exhibits and ended up in the “student” section, art primarily by preschoolers. Can I … Continue reading

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Best Projects for the Grandkids

As we announce our Top 10 PAL Picks, Holiday Gift Guide, I will be blogging about several of our winners to help you on your hunt for the best toys, games and books to give your kids and grandkids this … Continue reading

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Build and Imagine Sets Ignite Pretend Play with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

I love to share amazing experiences I have with kids, ones that surprise even me as children lead the way and show new dimensions of play with an outstanding toy. I’ve been having one of those “Wow” experiences while working with … Continue reading

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Toy Trends For Learning, The Best of Toy Fair 2013

Last week, the American International Toy Fair in New York City was a blitz of excitement, innovation, creativity and fun. I look forward to it every year, as I make my way through the acres of booths filled with 150,000 … Continue reading

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Comparisons Lessons in Speech Therapy

I recently took a new book out of the library to use for speech language therapy sessions and realized it was perfect for teaching comparisons and book-to-book connections. Jam and Honey by Melita Morales is actually two books under one … Continue reading

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Move! Sing! Play Along and Sing! CD’s for Therapists and Parents

I learned about this wonderful set of CD’s created by music therapist and educator, Margie La Bella, when she submitted them and won a PAL Award.  According to her website, “Her CD series Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn! is … Continue reading

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Huck Runs Amuck! by Sean Taylor wins PAL Award

Here’s a terrific new book with all the elements for teaching language and emergent literacy skills. I’ve used this book repeatedly in speech therapy sessions for sequencing, re-tell, rhyming and description.  Here is my review: I love when I find … Continue reading

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How to Choose and Use the Best Games for Children with Special Needs

I want to write a series of blogs on how to choose and use the best games, toys and books for children with special needs, since that is where my passion, experience and expertise in speech language therapy and great … Continue reading

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