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}

How to Use “My Book About Me” to Expand Speech Skills

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Welcome to the February Virtual Book Club! This month our spotlight author is the great Dr. Seuss! I went back and forth on which book to use, so we went to the bookstore and I came across a book I had been wanting to try with my own daughter. As we started reading and filling out the book, I realized just how much language we were using and how many new conversations we were having that this book sparked. I was AMAZED at {Read More}

The Wild Christmas Reindeer {Jan Brett Virtual Book Club}

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As some of you know, I am taking part in the Virtual Book Club for Kids this year with several other fantastic bloggers. You can see my posts from September and October for more Virtual Book Club Fun. (Things got crazy in November with Holidays and Birthdays and I wasn’t able to participate but you can see all the great ideas at Toddler Approved (scroll down to the bottom for the link up) for Tommy de Paola Book ideas). This {Read More}

Fun with Abby & Alyssa: An Introduction to Sign Language {A Review & Giveaway}

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I became familiar with these books several months ago when my friend ( and fellow SLP) Kristy reviewed them on her blog Hear My Hands. I was thrilled when the author of these books Don, who goes by Grandpa Don, and I had the chance to talk via Facebook and he offered to let me review the books as well. Full disclosure: I was given a copy of all 6 Fun with Abby & Alyssa Books at no cost to review. {Read More}

Building Speech & Language with Chopsticks {Amy Krouse Rosenthal Virtual Book Club}

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It’s time for the Virtual Book Club for Kids! This month our author is Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This was a new author to me until last month and let me tell you, her books are AWESOME! We have read Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Little Oink, and Chopsticks. And I didn’t realize it, but she also is the author of the journal I used for BOTH of my children when I was pregnant with them: The Belly Book: A Nine-Month {Read More}