Category Archives: Toddler

Speech Therapy with Playdoh

Lately I have been reminded to follow the interests of the children I am working with–almost to an extreme! My little 2 year-old friend starts saying “Dough” as soon as he sees we arrive at this door and I have … Continue reading

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Dance and Groove with Your Toddler for First Game Fun

ThinkFun has just introduced its second toddler game, “Move and Groove” that gets kids moving with categories of instructions and builds listening and language skills. Toddlers can’t sit still in a therapy session so why not make moving fun? Here … Continue reading

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How to Curb Rude Toddler Talk, Parents Magazine

The February issue of Parents Magazine just came out and Tamekia Reece wrote an excellent article addressing the topic of a toddler’s “Bossy Talk.” It is a well-rounded article describing a toddler’s increased verbal skills that as they take off … Continue reading

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Toy Trends For Learning, The Best of Toy Fair 2013

Last week, the American International Toy Fair in New York City was a blitz of excitement, innovation, creativity and fun. I look forward to it every year, as I make my way through the acres of booths filled with 150,000 … Continue reading

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Free Giveaway of “My Toddler Talks” for Speech Therapy and Parents

My last guest post and review about My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development, mentioned that author and speech pathologist, Kimberly Scanlon offered a free copy to one of my readers! This is a must-have … Continue reading

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Try Step2’s Tropical Island Resort for Open-Ended Play

One of my favorite PAL Award winners this summer has been the Tropical Island Resort by Step2. Winning companies know that I not only test their products, but if they win, I often continue to use them with kids, gathering … Continue reading

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Lego Creative Sorter Wins PAL Award, Speech Therapy Tool

Here’s a multi-use lego DUPLO  bucket for loads of therapy fun. Spread the word to your OT and PT friends too because there is a lot of fine motor planning and execution in this toy. I have worked on verbs, … Continue reading

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Light ‘N Sounds Vroomin’ Vehicles

Toddler toys are sometimes the hardest to recommend. Often we put adult features or themes on kids’ toys that they don’t even relate to but entices parents to buy them. One feature that I always look for is if there … 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

Posted in 3-6 year-olds, Apps, Birth-3 year-olds, Language, media review, play, Preschool, Reading, Toddler | 2 Comments

Diagnosing Apraxia of Speech

It seems to me that we tend to be too quick to “diagnose” a late talker as apraxic. Once again, I was working with a 20 month old who is behind in talking. He was working with another speech therapist … Continue reading

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