I’m Ready!™ How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success {Review, Giveaway, & a FREEBIE!}

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Recently I shared some information about the relationship between early language skills and literacy skills development in young children. The research is very clear: children with strong early language skills tend to have higher literacy skills later on. Specifically researchers Hart & Risley found the quantity of words spoken to a child in the first three years of life were strongly associated with a child’s language skills, vocabulary size and IQ later in life. So we know how very important those early language skills are, even {Read More}

1-2-3 Just PLAY with Me: Review and Giveaway

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I am a HUGE advocate for PLAY. Children learn SO MUCH from play…including speech and language! When parents ask me how they can best help their young children with their communication skills, one thing I always say is: PLAY WITH THEM! However, many parents out there are unsure what this looks like or why it is so important. So when the creators of a new product called 1-2-3 Just Play with Me contacted me about reviewing their product, I was interested {Read More}

My Toddler Talks: A Review and GIVEAWAY!

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You may have noticed I have been doing a lot of reviews lately! I am finishing up all review requests I have had as I get ready to go out on maternity leave. Today, I am really excited to review a great book by fellow SLP Kimberly Scanlon called My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote your Child’s Language Development. Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost in exchange for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are {Read More}

You Are a Social Detective! Explaining Social Thinking® to Kids {A Review}

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I am so thrilled to be part of the Social Thinking Blogging team. As part of the team, I’ll be bringing you reviews of Social Thinking products, curriculums, books and conferences. If you are not familiar with Social Thinking, don’t worry. In each post I’ll give a quick explanation with links for more information. I have been using the Social Thinking Framework in practice with children aged 3 through middle school for about 7 years now. If you work with children {Read More}

Thinking About You, Thinking About Me {A Review}

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I am so thrilled to be part of the Social Thinking Blogging team. As part of the team, I’ll be bringing you reviews of Social Thinking products, curriculums, books and conferences. If you are not familiar with Social Thinking, don’t worry. In each post I’ll give a quick explanation with links for more information. I have been using the Social Thinking Framework in practice with children aged 3 through middle school for about 7 years now. If you work with children {Read More}

Tell Tale Fairy Tales {A Review AND a FREEBIE!}

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Last month I shared with you the game Tell Tale and told you all how much I loved it. So I was super excited to become involved with the games developer Blue Orange Games. A couple weeks ago I shared a fun new game called Chicky Boom with you, also by Blue Orange Games (super fun!) and today, I am going to share with you another version of the Tell Tale game: Tell Tale Fairy Tales. Disclaimer: This product was provided {Read More}

Chickyboom (TM) Game Review

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I am constantly looking for new games to play with my clients (and my own children as well). I recently shared with you a new game I love called Tell Tale which is fantastic for story telling and can be used to work on all types of speech and language goals. So I was pretty excited to recently become involved with the company who developed that awesome game, Blue Orange Games. They were kind enough to send me a couple {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}

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}

Hidden Picture Scenes: Review and Giveaway!

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It has been a while since I’ve had a giveaway, so I thought it was about time! Hidden Picture Scenes from Super Duper Publications: A Review Product Description The Hidden Picture Scenes for Articulation and Language from Super Duper Publications consist of 80 laminated word scenes (40 cards with scenes on both sides) to target /s,r,l/ and /s,r,l/ blends. Included in the box are 4 wet erase markers and a CD ROM of ALL 80 cards in a printable format! {Read More}

Super Duper Any Time Go-Togethers: Review and Giveaway!

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Picture cards are a must-have in the speech therapy world. My first year out of grad school one of my very first purchases was a big box of picture cards to help target vocabulary and other concepts in my then moderate to severely delayed population. So I was really excited when Super Duper asked if I would be interested in reviewing a new product of theirs, the Anytime Go-Together Super Photo Fun Deck.     Product Description: The Anytime Go-Togethers {Read More}

Super Duper Quick Take Along Mini Books: Review and Giveaway!

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As a speech pathologist, I am constantly trying to find quality therapy products. In addition, I am also always looking for things to make my job easier. When working in the schools, an SLP typically has a large caseload (between 45-80 students) with diverse goals and objectives. The majority of the time, we have no choice but to group children based on the times of day and not based on similar goals, which would be the most effective for planning {Read More}