Great New Picture Books, PAL Award Winners about Dragons, Beach and Twins

Great New Picture Books, PAL Award Winners about Dragons, Beach and Twins

One of my favorite things to do is hang out in a neighborhood book store and check out the new picture books. As a matter of fact, when my husband asked what I would like to do on my recent birthday (besides getting the best donut in town and coffee), I suggested...
Kids Call Wonderhood Toys Wonderful!

Kids Call Wonderhood Toys Wonderful!

I spotted Wonderhood Toys at the New York Toy Fair this year and thought their sets were winners so it is exciting to see that kids agree with me! Their 2 sets, “Corner Shops” and “Wonderhood Grand Hotel,” include illustrated plasticized panels, staircases, and an...
Playonwords.com on FOX6 “Real Milwaukee” today!

Playonwords.com on FOX6 “Real Milwaukee” today!

I’m excited to share some great toys and games today on FOX6 TV “Real Milwaukee.” Tune in Monday from 9-10:00 to see these PAL Award winners, fun products to keep reading and writing skills sharp over the summer: Toys and Tips on How to Keep Reading...
When Parents Let Go, Kids are Free to Write

When Parents Let Go, Kids are Free to Write

I love watching the progression as kids learn to write, from their earliest inventive spelling to writing a coherent journal entry. I spent a lot of time with a little student I have, drawing pictures of the beginning, middle and end of the story we would read so he...
How to Keep Kids Writing During the Summer Break

How to Keep Kids Writing During the Summer Break

Parents are conflicted right now. They are excited for the end of the year and all the deadlines, homework to be completed, projects to oversee and conferences to end. But, if you’re honest, you also worry a little that you should be encouraging reading and...
Play Your  Way Back To School

Play Your Way Back To School

Anticipating the start of a new school year is both exciting and daunting. As a parent and school speech therapist, I always felt the promise of a fresh start with new teachers, classmates, bulletin boards, pencils and backpacks. In my speech room, I made addotional...