Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

5 Ways To Build Language Skills, Playing With A Puzzle

Parents don’t typically consider a puzzle to be a language learning toy. Sure, it’s great to build fine motor, and spacial relationship skills but how does language fit in? When parents join the play, it ups the level of learning … Continue reading

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Fun Halloween Jokes For Kids

I’ve heard more knock knock jokes this week while staying with my grandkids. Kids tell jokes in the cafeteria, in the hall, on the bus,  at the breakfast table and with playmates! Here are some cute Halloween jokes to print … Continue reading

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Kids Inventing A Halloween Cat From Hape’s Packaging

“Do you know what happens when you make a toy? It helps the world!” That’s what 6 year-old Caroline told me as she worked on her Halloween Cat toy, made from Hape’s “Minimals” toy packaging. It was fun to watch her … Continue reading

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I’m Mystery Reader In The Classroom This Week

I love reading to my grandchildren and watching them learn how to read. This week I have had the opportunity to read to two of their classrooms with the kids “helping” me. Sam’s 3 year-old preschool class was so helpful … Continue reading

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Grab the Mail for Speech Therapy

My mail delivery is getting smaller and smaller these days, comprised mostly of brochures and advertisements but even those can have a second use as materials for speech therapy. I am working with a student on conversational skills– commenting more … Continue reading

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Take the “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” to Articulation Therapy

Wonder Forge makes such creative and engaging games for preschoolers, loaded with language learning! Their latest PAL Award winner, “Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon” is loads of fun for little girls and encourages some language learning as players have … Continue reading

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Paint a Tea Set To Start Pretend Play

Parents are always asking me for the “best” toys for a certain age that encourage great play and learning. I recently heard a term I liked, “playful learning” which is learning through the fun in my opinion! Today my little … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Extra Credit

How many times do you arrive at the home of one of your little clients and they have done EXTRA work on their goals during the week without you asking? Not that often, right? Well today I had such a … Continue reading

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Drawing Your Articulation Lesson

I like to draw and kids like to draw too, so we are a perfect match! Actually, I find that a fun drawing activity is perfect for articulation therapy as kids can draw objects with their sound in them. One … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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