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Video Toy Reviews for Teachers and Speech Therapists of Puppets and Playtents

Toy Fair 2016 was alive with so many exciting new toys and games that can spark language learning. Here are some of my favorites that educators will love that we had to capture on video: Folkmanis Puppets: Elaine Kolias is … Continue reading

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New Toy Videos from Toy Fair 2016

I know lots of you are fans of Build and Imagine sets so I wanted to introduce you to their newest set, “Pet Portrait Studio.” Here’s a product that will keep the kids busy on a snow day….InRoad’s PlayTape. Honestly … Continue reading

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Toy Fair 2016, Look What I Saw

I’m moving fast to cover the thousands of companies displaying at the Javitts Center but I have my eye out for companies who are creative and intentional about learning in their products. Here’s what was exciting to me: Calling out … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to My SLP Buddies

I don’t get surprised easily but tonight I thought I was meeting 2 friends for dinner and it turned out to be a surprise goodbye for me with the amazing speech pathologists with whom I had worked for 16 years! … Continue reading

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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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