Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall PAL Awards

Playonwords.com Presents Their Fall PAL Awards

We’re excited to share our Fall PAL Awards–Best Toys, Games and Media that Spark Language Development Through Play. I continue to be fascinated by the impact parents’ play with kids has on language development, a concept reinforced by recent...
How to Write the Best Toy Review

How to Write the Best Toy Review

First of all you have to play with the toy or game to be familiar with it. When I was doing speech therapy I had a whole group of kids I could play with, while working on their speech goals and making the session fun and engaging. Now I volunteer in a preschool and...
New York Toy Fair 2019 Toy Trends, Learning Through Play

New York Toy Fair 2019 Toy Trends, Learning Through Play

Just walking into the New York Toy Fair got my heart pumping to the beat of the drums as the parade of characters assembled to lead the opening of my 11th Toy Fair. You can feel the air charged with excitement, innovation, creativity and novelty as brands bring their...
Playonwords.com on FOX6, Real Milwaukee Today

Playonwords.com on FOX6, Real Milwaukee Today

I’m off to the FOX6 TV studio in Milwaukee to share my newest PAL Award winners that can help reinforce skills essential for classroom learning. Here are my Talking Points: Play Your Way to Success in School Background on Sherry: Sherry Artemenko, Speech...
Toy Fair Trends New York 2018, Lots of Learning

Toy Fair Trends New York 2018, Lots of Learning

What fun to step right into the parade lineup as I started my adventure through the New York Toy Fair last week! The opening ribbon cutting ceremony unleashed thousands of international buyers and press to see what’s new in the toy industry. I was pumped up with...
What Were Kids’ Favorite Christmas Gifts? These Ruled at our House!

What Were Kids’ Favorite Christmas Gifts? These Ruled at our House!

With the excitement of Christmas and the holidays past, it is fun to reflect on what toys, games and books were the biggest hits with the kids with lasting play value. This year I had to search a bit more for appropriate fun, learning toys for kids 12 and up as my...