Going on a Stick Hunt {Inspired by Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man}

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Welcome to the October installment of the Virtual Book Club for Kids! This month, our spotlight author is Julia Donaldson and I am super excited about our book of the month and our language building activity to go along! A Little About Stick Man Stick Man lives in his home with his family when one day he gets carried off by a dog who thinks he makes a great fetching toy. We follow poor Stick Man along as he is {Read More}

How to Choose Great Children’s Books to Support Speech & Language Development {Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers}

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We know from the plethora of research out there that READING to our children is one of the best things we can do to help develop their language. Read, read, READ! But…are all books created equal? Well, no- all books are NOT created equal. However it is important to know that a “good” book does not need to be one that has won awards. A GOOD book is one that your child ENJOYS. Even silly books that don’t have a {Read More}

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Puppets, Crafts & Storytelling {Virtual Book Club for Kids}

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Welcome to the first installment of the Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015! I am SO EXCITED to bring you all some great SIMPLE book extension activities that can be used to build speech & language skills in young children. This month, our spotlight Author is one of my favorites: Mo Willems. We chose the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! for our book club selection. In this book, the bus driver asks the reader to keep a eye {Read More}

Use Books to Build Language with our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015

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Hands down, one of the best things you can do for your child’s language development aside from talking to your children often is to READ. Read often. Read, read, READ! Which is why I will be taking part in the Virtual Book Club for Kids this year. What is the Virtual Book Club for Kids? Have you ever been part of a book club as an adult? Typically in an adult book club, the group all reads a book and {Read More}

Ultimate Gift Guide Round-Up for Speech, Language, Social and Sensory Development! {& Gift Ideas for the SLPs in Your Life Too!}

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With the holidays here, the last couple weeks I have shared three posts for you with my gift ideas to help with speech & language skills. However some of my fellow SLP friends (And one of my Occupational therapy friends!) have ALSO shared their gift ideas for speech, language, social and sensory development! I wanted to provide you all with ALL these AMAZING gift guides in ONE PLACE for your shopping convenience…so here they are! In addition…since so many of {Read More}

Room on the Broom: Book and DVD Review and Giveaway

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It is OCTOBER, one of my favorite months. Both in my therapy sessions and at home, we love doing fall and Halloween themed activities and reading fun themed books as well. A couple years ago, I discovered the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. My kids LOVE it. It is such a FUN book that most children will really enjoy. So I was thrilled when I was contacted to review this book and the new Room on the {Read More}

Building Language with Wordless Picture Books

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Building Speech & Language with Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Building Speech & Language Skills With Tool Book by Gail Gibbons {Virtual Book Club for Kids}

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Welcome to the June Virtual Book Club for Kids! This month, our spotlight author is Gail Gibbons. One of the reason I LOVE participating in the virtual book club, is that I am always learning about new-to-me authors, and Gail Gibbons is one of them. Turns out, she has been around a WHILE and has written a TON of books! As in, over 170 of her books that she has written and illustrated have been published! What sets Gail Gibbons {Read More}

The Gruffalo: Product Reviews and a Giveaway!

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Disclaimer: The items reviewed in this post were supplied to me by the great people at The Gruffalo for me to review and keep at no cost. The opinions and thoughts are mine alone. This post contains affiliate links.  Last week I shared some fun activities we did to go along with The Gruffalo. Today I’m going to share some additional actrivities we did to go along with the Gruffalo thanks to the wonderful people at The Gruffalo! They teamed up with several {Read More}

The Gruffalo: Activities for Speech & Language {Virtual Book Club For Kids}

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This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, we are spotlighting Julia Donaldson. Julia is a British author whose books include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and one of our favorite books around here, Room on the Broom. Although she is best-known for her picture books, Julia also writes longer novels, plays and songs. When I finally made the connection that she was the author of Room on the Broom, I got really excited! I ran off to Amazon and {Read More}

Speech & Language Activities for Easter!

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I am very very very slowly unpacking our new home. It is getting there but I am looking forward to getting back into blogging! Today, I wanted to share with you a few Speech & Language Activities for Easter! Just click on the image below to take you to the post!     I’m currently working on my post for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, and am excited to let you all know there will be a giveaway next {Read More}