Category Archives: Preschool

New Collaborative Games for Speech Therapy

I love to discover new toy companies that provide beautifully designed, fun, educational games. I was introduced to Peaceable Kingdom at the Toy Fair in February and just had the opportunity to review their games with kids and they met … Continue reading

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Dr. Panda, Teach Me! App Review for Speech Language Therapy

I know you will enjoy this guest post by Katie Kelley, SLP at  peachyspeech.com. Katie’s depth of knowledge on speech therapy apps contributes to her valuable recommendations. Here she is reviewing “Dr. Panda, Teach Me!” which is designed for typically … Continue reading

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Kid’s Progress in Speech Therapy

My private practice is 9 years old and lately I am hearing from some former parents who are asking for a tune-up in therapy for their kids. Yesterday I did a preschool observation of a little 4 1/2 year-old boy … Continue reading

Posted in Birth-3 year-olds, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

More Preschool Speech Therapy Ideas

This week, I blogged in response to a question I got from a fellow SLP asking for ideas to keep preschoolers engaged in a speech and language lesson. As I was working with a 2 1/2 year-old today, I was … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Ideas for Preschoolers

One of the joys of having a blog is that I hear from people literally all around the world. Some are parents seeking advice for their children who have speech and language delays, some are students in grad school asking … Continue reading

Posted in Apraxia, Autism, Language, play, Preschool, Speech and Language Delay, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | 5 Comments

Toy Companies Caring About Kids With Special Needs

I am going to be blogging periodically about companies that are listening to the special needs community of parents, educators and kids, to develop and adapt products to benefit ALL kids and listen to their needs. Today I want to … Continue reading

Posted in 10 and up, 12 years and up, 3-6 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, Autism, Elementary School Age, Preschool, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Autism, Birth-3 year-olds, Elementary School Age, music, Preschool, Preschool Class, Strategies to Encourange Language Development | Leave a comment

New Playmobil Sets for Language Learning

I just awarded two new Playmobil sets with the PAL Award because they generate such rich pretend play and language for learning. “My First 1.2.3 Knight’s Castle” is right in the toddler’s sweet spot. The chunks of castle turret easily … Continue reading

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BBQ Blitz for Speech Therapy

One of the hoppin’ booths at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City was Educational Insights. It wasn’t just that they were stuffing your bags with free games, but that the games were fantastic! One of their new games, … Continue reading

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anamalz Characters Great for Speech Language Therapy

As speech therapists, we appreciate toys with several props along a theme. Kids start thinking within a category and have several characters to interact in the jungle, on the farm, or in prehistoric times. Anamalz provides darling animal characters with … Continue reading

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