When I speak to a group of new moms, I often ask how I can be most helpful to them. Recently one mom said, give us a shopping list of good toys and books for developing language. As you know I am constantly on the search for the best toys, games and books to encourage language development. I try them out with the kids I work with and learn of good products from parents who know my criteria by now of what builds their child’s language.

My “Reviews” and recommendations on my “Blog” are toys, games and books that I have tried out with kids and seen their language and “fun” value. I am very careful and picky about what I recommend, will rarely post a negative review because I want to be promoting the best for parents when it comes to toys and books.Who needs a shopping list of what to get and what not to get? I would rather spend my time showing you how to chose a good toy or book and give you worthy suggestions.

Each week I spend 15-20 hours working with kids, constantly analyzing the value of the materials I use and how they build a child’s language. The two groups of children that I work with–kids who are developing typically and those with special needs–have a lot in common when it comes to benefiting from quality products that are fun, stimulating and beneficial. I have had 4-6 year-olds beg to play Funny Bunny, Diggity Dog , and Froggy Boogie over and over again and just recently heard from a speech therapist friend of mine who purchased both games and her kids are loving them in therapy sessions.

My hope is that my carefully selected recommendations will benefit all kinds of kids, parents and therapists.