Category Archives: Preschool

Pumpkin Books for Speech Therapy Activities

It’s that time of year again when classrooms are a buzz about pumpkin patches, corn maizes, harvest time and seeds. I have a real live pumpkin experience going on along the front walk across the street. A cool mom allowed … Continue reading

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Back to School and Back to Blogging

I am reminded it is Back to School time as I see empty busses practicing their routes, parents running around with lists in their hands looking for that specific folder, paper and binder that the teacher requested, and kids cramming … Continue reading

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Plush Book Characters Encourage Language

Over the years I have gathered several plush book characters to introduce when reading some of my favorite picture books with kids. They naturally extend the language lesson as kids become endeared with The Pout Pout Fish, Max and Ruby, … Continue reading

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Take the “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” to Articulation Therapy

Wonder Forge makes such creative and engaging games for preschoolers, loaded with language learning! Their latest PAL Award winner, “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” is loads of fun for little girls and encourages some language learning as players have … Continue reading

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Let’s Teach “She” and “He”

More on yesterday’s topic of teaching personal pronouns to preschoolers. I had a session today with my little girl who is also working on he/she and his/her. She loved the Fisher Price Happy Family set which has many girls. I … Continue reading

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Tips For Parents on How to Read Aloud to Their Children

I aways enjoy hearing from former colleagues and got a note this week from Patti, a fellow speech pathologist with whom I shared a room when I worked in the preschool special education program in our town. We really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Using Art Sets in Preschool Speech Therapy

Most kids love art and creating their own masterpiece. I often use art kits in preschool therapy because I can easily engage a child and offer her another sticker, piece of tape or a marker as a reward for repeating … Continue reading

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Language-Gap Study Bolsters Push For Pre-K, Article in NYT Today

The front page story in the New York Times today has a fascinating article on a new study reinforcing the results of research two decades ago, finding that children of higher income families hear a greater quantity of words than … Continue reading

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Halloween Preschool Speech Therapy Carryover

I have the privilege of working in homes so parents of preschoolers can watch their child’s speech therapy sessions and carry over techniques to further progress. Sometimes they will sit down with us or often, they are “busy” close by … Continue reading

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Toddlers Lead the Play in Speech Therapy

No matter how much I plan and pack in my therapy bag, I still have to follow the lead in play of the little toddler I am working with. What I thought was a great toy or idea often goes … Continue reading

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