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The New Grandma is not the Old Grandma

The reaction I had from my Grammy friends after I posted the NogginStik video, got me to thinking about the power of Grandma (and Grandpa of course)! I loved both of my grandmothers dearly but I don’t have one memory … Continue reading

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Old Toys That Still Rock!

As I am cleaning out in preparation for moving out of state, I am finding several old friends who have been by my side for many years of speech therapy. Pardon the nostalgia but they are attached to so many fun … Continue reading

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The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Diesen and Hanna

You know what a fan I am of the Pout-Pout Fish and his adventures, especially his first introduction and venturing off to school. Well I just got an advance copy of Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna’s newest adventure, “The Not … Continue reading

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PAL Award Top Ten Picks 2015 To Be Announced on NBC CT TV Today!

I’m excited to share some of my  2015 “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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Build and Imagine’s Fairytale Video

I’ve enjoyed using short videos to introduce new products and founders of their companies at the Toy Fair, and we’ve started to produce videos of outstanding PAL Award winners to show parents how to get the most language learning out … Continue reading

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Easy Speech Therapy Session

Okay, now that I have your attention–ha! The funny thing is that last week I had the hardest session with this little 3 year-old girl. When I arrived at her house, she had a grumpy face and was saying, “No” to … Continue reading

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Paint and Play-Doh Spark Fun in Speech Therapy

As I review toys and games for the fall PAL Awards I love to see what kids teach me about the products. Certain ones provide great fun in my speech therapy settings. Today I brought Crayola’s “Color Wonder Light-Up Stamper” … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Therapy Steps Into The Community

Many older speech therapy clients have goals about interacting in the community with socially appropriate greetings and conversations, so summer is a perfect time to get out into our towns and practice what we’ve learned throughout the year. I really … Continue reading

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New PAL Winners Bring Great Fun to Smart Summer Play

Since I am busy reviewing so many fantastic new products for the PAL Award, I have been a little lax in blogging for which I apologize to my readers. I did get “back in the saddle” tonight and I’m on … Continue reading

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Spring PAL Awards Announced on NBC CT TV

Had a fun live interview with Kerri-Lee Mayland, sharing 7 of our Spring PAL Awards. Wish I could have shown all of them because we have a terrific group of fun toys, games and books that can encourage and build … Continue reading

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