Category Archives: Reading

“Blind Spell” Teaches in Speech Therapy

Do you want a new game for speech therapy that’s literally “out of sight?” “Blind Spell” is a fun way to reinforce spelling, teach vocabulary, and use all your fingers to spell. We had a lot of laughs and talk … Continue reading

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Huck Runs Amuck! by Sean Taylor wins PAL Award

Here’s a terrific new book with all the elements for teaching language and emergent literacy skills. I’ve used this book repeatedly in speech therapy sessions for sequencing, re-tell, rhyming and description.  Here is my review: I love when I find … Continue reading

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E-Books vs Print Books for Children?

With the influx of technology into the world of children’s books, it is interesting to watch the reaction of new parents to the options available to them–read a paper book and turn the pages or pull out your tablet and … Continue reading

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New Books to Teach Articulation and Reading

At my latest visit to our public library, I started my hunt at the “New Books” section as usual. I came upon a new series of books that are designed by Child’s World to assist children in phonics development. Of … Continue reading

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Twisterz’ “Alphabet Matcher” Wins PAL Award, Develops Pre-Reading Skills

Kids are intrigued by this twistable tube of rings, searching to match up pictures that begin with the same letter. The tube holds six rings—the first rotates to select a letter, while the remaining five rings display six pictures each … Continue reading

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Twisterz’ “Alphabet Matcher”

Kids are delightfully intrigued by this twistable tube of rings, searching to match up pictures that begin with the same letter. The tube holds six rings—the first rotates to select a letter, while the remaining five rings display six pictures … Continue reading

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“Reach Out And Read” Training Doctors to Promote Literacy

I love what “Reach Out And Read” is doing in training doctors to promote literacy in their little patients. About a year ago, I was on a flight from New York to Florida and I sat next to a young … Continue reading

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uKloo, Learn Reading Through a Treasure Hunt

Sometimes it is hard to find games that don’t scream “educational” rather than fun first. This new  PAL Award winner, uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game,  designed by a mom who couldn’t get her child to practice reading, is a … Continue reading

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How to Read to Your Baby

Countless studies show that children whose parents read to them from an early age tend to talk earlier, read better, and think in more complex ways than those whose parents don’t. Reading to your infant is simply bathing him with … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Top 5 Kid’s Educational Apps for the iPad

Hi this is Andrew from Kids Educational Apps.   Full disclosure: My mom, Sherry, runs Playonwords.com.  As a father and video game enthusiast, I started a website for parents who love games that engage kids and encourage learning.  It just … Continue reading

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