Category Archives: Strategies to Enhance Language

Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer Mann, Lesson Plans

I’ve started up my video reviews, giving language boosting tips to parents, using favorite PAL Award winning toys, books and games. I couldn’t resist sharing this gem of a book, “Two Speckled Eggs” by author/illustrator Jennifer Mann.   As a parent, … Continue reading

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Kids’ Character Dress Up Builds Language

When I was looking over a recent Pinterest post on great storage ideas, I saw this cute, portable costume holder for the playroom. I’ve been in playrooms that also had a series of pegs on the wall to hold the … Continue reading

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Forget a Prop for Speech Therapy?

Since I am an itinerant speech therapist, I really have be be sure to have plenty of props and exciting activities to bring along for a session. Preschoolers require more changes in scenery as well as toys to fill up … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Practice in the Bathtub!

Parents are a great source for topics for my blogs. As you know, I love it when they partner with me and practice at home between sessions. I always see the fruit of their labor and enjoy the faster progress … 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! 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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“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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Gubs by Gamewright

Step up to the next level of game playing as you enter the world of Gubs, paying careful attention to the characters, tools, hazards, traps, events and protection needed to build your colony of these treasured creatures. Don’t think you can … Continue reading

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The Splendid Spotted Snake by Schwartz and Wilensky

“The Splendid Spotted Snake”grows on you as each page turned reveals an added link to our slithery friend.  Kids love the magic ribbon technology as the smiling snake’s cloth body expands to teach a new color. The text of  simple … Continue reading

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“Art and Max” by David Wiesner

Master painter, Arthur, a work of magnificent reptile art himself, is putting the finishing touches on his portrait when energetic Max bounds onto the scene, ready to paint. New to this venue, Max asks his mentor, “What should I paint?” … Continue reading

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