Category Archives: Toys

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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New Toy Fair Toys Rock in Speech Therapy

I had some fun sharing my pictures and a few new toys from Toy Fair 2014 in therapy this week. The little boys I work with who love legos added my pictures to their “Speech Boxes” in the SpeechBox app … Continue reading

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Storytelling at Toy Fair 2014, Learning Language Through Play

Phew! I made it through all four days of the International Toy Fair, talking with over 100 companies and seeing hundreds of great new toys and games. Now that I’ve got my feet up and can digest some of the … Continue reading

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2014 International Toy Fair Trends

We had a fantastic first day at the 2014 International Toy Fair in New York City. We started outside the show with Laser Peg’s “Pegasaur” and met the designer whose team took 4 weeks to assemble this dinosaur. It’s prettier … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek At the NYC Toy Fair 2014

Excitement is building as everyone is getting ready for the Toy Fair starting next weekend. Although we don’t have our own meteorologist like the Super Bowl committee, we are all watching the weather as last year got a bit of … Continue reading

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GoldieBlox Commercial Airs on the Super Bowl Last Night

How exciting to watch a startup company get their national ad shown on the Super Bowl last night! Kudos to Intuit for choosing GoldieBlox over the more than 15,000 small business entries in their contest for a free Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Toy Fair 2014 in New York City

According to the official Toy Fair site the countdown says 19 days until the Toy Fair! Everyone is excited to see all the new products revealed at the largest toy trade event ever held in North America. Toy Fair is … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announced Top 10 PAL Picks 2013 Today On NBC CT TV

Today I shared 8 of our Top 10 PAL Picks for 2013, Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some favorites we featured on our segment today but be sure to check out all of our Top Picks below for easy holiday … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Fall 2013 PAL Award Winners

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall 2013 PAL Awards – Best Toys, Games and Books That Spark Language Development Through Play Play On Words LLC, led by highly respected speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko, announces 2013′s Fall PAL Award Winners, the toy … Continue reading

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Toys Spotted on Vacation from Neighborhood Toys Stores to Bath Shops

Vacation for me always includes some scouting for new toys, I just can’t help myself! Maybe some of you remember my outing to Evans Variety Store last year in Kiel, Wisconsin. This year I couldn’t miss checking out their flagship … Continue reading

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