Category Archives: Preschool

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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I Built It! Snakes and Ladders by I Built It! Games

Get ready for a hike through the jungle, climbing vine ladders and slipping down the tail of a snake. The large game board grabs a preschooler’s attention with the inviting, simple artwork and clear counting fun as you make your … Continue reading

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I Built It! Snakes and Ladders Wins PAL Award

I am so excited to have discovered I Built It! Games with their construct the game before you play feature! Kids dive right in to create their game pieces before a climb through the jungle of snakes and ladders–much like … Continue reading

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I Built It! Memory Match+Tic Tac Toe

The possibilities are endless with Memory Match+Tic Tac Toe as kids create and customize their game before playing. Continually under construction, this set of games is flexible for endless fun and learning. Unscrew the 18 game pieces and insert your personalized pictures, … Continue reading

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“I Built It! Memory Match + Tic Tac Toe”

Parents, teachers and speech therapists take note! This is a terrific game and teaching tool for a multitude of skills. With the changeable game pieces to personalize, I have used it non-stop this past week for vocabulary, articulation, word-finding, and … Continue reading

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“Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope”

Want a little sunshine on a cloudy day? Pick up Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s “Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope” to leave a smile on your face. In a story of contrasts,  Mom hates rain, but Nate declares it brings frogs, … Continue reading

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Splish Splash! by Gamewright

Jump right into this multi-colored pond of fun as you roll the die, drop the pebble into the collection of colored shapes  and see if some splash out. The roll of the die determines how many chances you get to … Continue reading

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Using Apps for Speech Therapy

Today I took my “Speech With Milo-Sequencing” to my first stop with little James, 2 1/2 years old. Although sequencing is a skill beyond a 2 year-old, I thought I would use the pictures to elicit language. James quickly started … Continue reading

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