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PAL Award Top Ten Picks To Be Announced on NBC CT TV Today!

I’m excited to share some of my  2014 “Top 10 PAL Award Picks” today on a segment on NBC CT TV with Keri-Lee Mayland. I wanted to get my list up so those who watch will have all the details … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween to all Blakcats and Gostes!

Happy Halloween to everyone! Hope you have fun trick-or-treating and have as safe holiday. Here was one of my treats that I found after our trip to Michaels for Halloween stickers that the kids requested. Caroline loves to make books … Continue reading

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Getting Creative with Faber-Castell Connector Pens

All I had to do was dump out the can of 50 Faber-Castell Connector Pens and the kids started building a flute, dinosaur and robot arm. This is the kind of toy that I love. Do you want to draw? … Continue reading

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Dress Your Dolls for Speech Therapy

Coming from a house of boys, I’m always fascinated entering the land of pink. A six-year-old girl that I work with is one of three girls so the playroom is full of glitter, tiaras and all things baby doll. This … Continue reading

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Using Highlights Magazine for Articulation Therapy

Sometimes when you have a child who is a little resistive to therapy, it’s best to come along side him, see what he’s playing with and incorporate it in your lesson. I arrived at my little friend’s house after breakfast … Continue reading

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Read a Book, Leave a Book at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

When we were vacationing at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin this summer, we came upon this clever “Wendy’s Free Library” at the train depot in the center of town. It was the smallest library I have ever come upon but how effective … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Duke!

Today is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream … Continue reading

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Play-Based Back to School Prep

Wow! Summer is speeding by and parents are getting a little worried about “summer slide,” asking me for fun toys and activities to keep kids’ language and reading skills sharp. First of all, toys and games have to be fabulously … Continue reading

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Playonwords.com Announces Our Summer 2014 PAL Award Winners

Congratulations to all our outstanding PAL winners: http://www.prweb.com/releases/PAL/toys/prweb11974687.htm

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NBC CT Interview, “Summer Play To Keep Language Skills Sharp”

Here’s the live interview clip from my interview at NBC CT TV last Thursday with Kerri-Lee Mayland. It is always fascinating and fun to watch their hour long morning show being produced from Bob Maxton, the weatherman who does his … Continue reading

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