Category Archives: Reading

Toy Fair Trends New York 2017

Stepping through the doors of New York City’s International Toy Fair always pumps me up, the air charged with excitement, innovation, creativity, passion and fun!  With a hug from Peppa Pig, I started my search for fun new products embedded with language … 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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Rule Crazy Reading Game Showcases at Toy Fair 2017

Okay the excitement is mounting on all sides I must say. Company representatives are getting ready to travel to New York City and set up their booths, store reps are getting ready to top their Fit-Bit mileage in 4 days … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com on FOX6 “Real Milwaukee” today!

I’m excited to share some great toys and games today on FOX6 TV “Real Milwaukee.” Tune in Monday from 9-10:00 to see these PAL Award winners, fun products to keep reading and writing skills sharp over the summer: Toys and … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Presents Their Spring 2016 PAL Awards

Congratulations to all our 2016 Spring PAL Award winners as well as our past honorees. Thanks for all you do to make language learning fun!  Last week one of our our toy videos, NogginStik, was included on the Today Show featuring Mompreneur, Marcia Haut.  … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Feast At the Elkhart Lake Library Sale

One of my favorite surprises this summer was our local library’s summer book sale at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I actually made 2 stops there in one day. First to pay “full price” for some books at 50 cents each and … 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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Dads in Prison Connect With Their Kids Through Reading

Spending some time in Wisconsin this summer, I naturally enjoy learning about what is going on, unique to this area. I was riding my bike with a friend who lives at Elkhart Lake several months a year and volunteers at … Continue reading

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Clever Ways to Learn Sight Words

I love to pick up ideas from families that I work with. This week I was doing therapy at a kitchen table when the little boy looked with interest at the paper napkin holder and asked what it said. Mom had put … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Discourage Their Kids From Reading

It’s always interesting what sparks interest in social media. One of the most popular posts I shared on Facebook recently was “Eight Ways Parents Discourage Their Kids From Reading”. As school gets into full swing, after school time is crammed … Continue reading

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