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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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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing moms whose children I work with. Thanks for welcoming me into your homes and families! And a special thanks to my special mom who is still one of my greatest fans. She has … Continue reading

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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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