Category Archives: Preschool

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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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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Lego Creative Sorter Wins PAL Award, Speech Therapy Tool

Here’s a multi-use lego DUPLO  bucket for loads of therapy fun. Spread the word to your OT and PT friends too because there is a lot of fine motor planning and execution in this toy. I have worked on verbs, … Continue reading

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Creative Cakes by DUPLO Fun for Speech Therapy

Don’t we love DUPLO lego products for getting the language learning going in speech therapy? Recently, lego  introduced several new products covered in pink that are aimed at getting girls interested in building. I look forward to reviewing “Olivia’ House” … Continue reading

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Pediatric Speech Therapy, Parents’ To Do List

I was asked to compile a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents of children with whom I work–what I’d really like to tell them to make pediatric speech therapy a successful, collaborative venture. So many things came to mind … 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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“I Can Play That” Brings Together Language, Literacy and Pretend Play

“I Can Play That” is the latest in a series of wonderful resources to encourage language development through reading by Dr. Susan Lederer. Her first two interactive storybooks, “I Can Say That” and “I Can Do That” provide simple repetitive … Continue reading

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Halloween Ideas for Speech Therapy

Don’t we all want a catchy Halloween activity for our kids that we work with? Some say it is the most popular holiday. I believe it since kids are already talking about their costumes and planning parties. I saw a … Continue reading

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