Category Archives: Strategies to Enhance Language

Get Your Makeup Ready!

Pretend play involves some great props that suggest a story line but leave the authorship up to the child! Janod’s Little Miss Vanity Set was a favorite with my little friend who got right to work setting out all the items in … Continue reading

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First Games for 3 year-olds, Setting up Play

My twin grandchildren are approaching 3 and interested in playing games. There are so many wonderful first games for 3 year-olds by companies like WonderForge, ThinkFun, Educational Insights, SimplyFun and Peaceable Kingdom, to name a few of my favorites. The … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Books for Speech Therapy Activities

It’s that time of year again when classrooms are a buzz about pumpkin patches, corn maizes, harvest time and seeds. I have a real live pumpkin experience going on along the front walk across the street. A cool mom allowed … Continue reading

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Toy Fair 2015 Roundup, Top Trends Through a Learning Lens

Every year I feel like a kid in the candy store as I span the New York International Toy Fair’s nearly half million square feet encountering a talking dinosaur, life-size lego R2D2, Worry Eater, flying helicopters and minion mobs. I’m pumped up … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Named Top SLP Blog on ASHAshpere again

I am honored to be named to “Heidi’s Top Blogs” (Heidi Kay, Founding Partner of Pediastaff) on ASHAsphere this week. Playonwords.com is among the 12 best SLP blogs chosen by Heidi based on “some of her personal favorites of those … Continue reading

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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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