Category Archives: Strategies to Encourange Language Development

Slip on a Puppet for a Great Christmas Gift for Kids

Kids are fascinated with puppets as they come alive when slipped on your fingers. Folkmanis makes some of my favorites as they often allow for movement in several places–the mouth, wings, shark’s tail or beaks. The ostrich puppet that we … Continue reading

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Do Our Kids Know What They Are Working On?

Every now and then I have to remind myself of some basics in delivering speech therapy to kids. In articulation therapy, I hear the voice and sage advice of Pam Marshalla that carryover starts in the early sessions of therapy … Continue reading

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In My Heart, A Book of Feelings for Language Lessons

This lovely book celebrates all shapes and sizes of feelings–full of giggles and wiggles like a magical hat, bright and shiny like a big yellow star or lazy and slow like a floating balloon. Each page opens to a smaller … Continue reading

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Kids Love a Counter in Articulation Speech Therapy

I have enjoyed  using the free counting app, TxTools, in articulation therapy this week. It is especially effective with 5-8 year-old boys, HA! A little competitive I guess. We are at the reading level with a second grader working on … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Top 10 PAL Award Picks for 2014

Here’s our Top 10 PAL Award Picks for 2014,Holiday Gift Guide:

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Learn the Language of Math in new Tiggly Cardtoons App for Preschoolers

You need to get to know Tiggly, as they are developing fun learning apps for preschool and up. Two PAL Award winners, “Tiggly Cardtoons” and “Tiggly Shapes” which interact with the toy counting rods and shapes, “Tiggly Counts” and “Tiggly … Continue reading

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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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