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5 Toys for Preschoolers for Language Expansion

With so many toys on the market, finding toys for preschoolers that work on expanding language can be difficult. I have complied a list of five fun toys that allow preschool children to use a variety of language while playing. Toys that can be used in open-ended way will always allow for more language opportunities … Continue reading 5 Toys for Preschoolers for Language Expansion

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5 Best Speech Therapy Toys for 2021

Thankfully 2020 has almost come to an end! We made it! We can finally begin to look forward to a new year that has to be better than the previous one. Are you a speech language pathologist looking to refresh some of your toys as you head back to in-person therapy, or a parent looking … Continue reading 5 Best Speech Therapy Toys for 2021

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5 Best Baby Toys for Language Development (0-6 months)

You can start promoting language skills with your little one as soon as they are born! The best way to do this is to talk to them a lot! Make sure you talk to them about what you are doing (ex. "Now I'm making dinner. I'm cooking chicken and rice tonight.) and about what they … Continue reading 5 Best Baby Toys for Language Development (0-6 months)

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10 Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals for Speech and Language Toys

Amazon Prime Day 2018 begins on July 16th at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The deals run through the end of July 17th. This is a great time for parents and speech language pathologists to stock up on great speech and language toys. Check out the best deals here. Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals for … Continue reading 10 Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals for Speech and Language Toys

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10 Items Every New SLP Should Have

You're a new SLP and wondering what must have items you should get for your therapy room. Maybe you were given a budget (lucky!) or paying out of pocket like many of us (myself included). Anyways, there are some items every new SLP should have to get them started. Below you'll see the top 10 … Continue reading 10 Items Every New SLP Should Have

Melissa & Doug Toys for Speech Therapy

5 Best Melissa & Doug Toys for Speech Therapy

If you have been following my site, you already know that I'm a huge fan of Melissa & Doug toys for speech therapy. The toys this company makes are of great quality and provide so many language opportunities. The items are creative, fun, and your kids will love them! Keep reading for a list of … Continue reading 5 Best Melissa & Doug Toys for Speech Therapy

Amazon prime day deals 2017 for speech and language toys

10 Best Amazon Prime Day 2017 Deals for Speech and Language Toys

Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here! This is a great time for parents and speech language pathologists to stock up on great speech and language toys. Check out the best deals here. Amazon Prime Day 2017 Deals for Speech and Language Toys 1. Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Current Price: $15.99 (20% off) 2. Melissa & … Continue reading 10 Best Amazon Prime Day 2017 Deals for Speech and Language Toys

Early Intervention Language Toys

5 Best Early Intervention Language Toys

I recently started a new part-time job of providing speech therapy for children receiving Early Intervention (ages 3 and younger). I purchased some news toys to bring into the child's home with me to help work on receptive and expressive language skills. I also am continuing to use some toys that I've had for awhile … Continue reading 5 Best Early Intervention Language Toys

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5 Language Skills to Target With the Best Reusable Stickerpad

If you don't already know, the Melissa & Doug brand has the best toys, games, and activities to use with your child.  The products often even list ways to use them to help develop stronger language skills for your child. I have written about their reusable stickerpad product previously in my post 10 Toys for Under … Continue reading 5 Language Skills to Target With the Best Reusable Stickerpad

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10 Language Development Toys for Under $10

There are so many toys out on the market that can help expand your child's language skills, that it becomes difficult to chose which ones to purchase as well as expensive. Luckily there are some reasonably priced toys available.  I have saved you some time and developed a list of 10 toys for under $10 … Continue reading 10 Language Development Toys for Under $10

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5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

First of all, you may be wondering; What is a mystery box?   A mystery box is any box that has a small opening in which a hand can fit inside. Inside the box contains mystery objects, such as small toys or objects. You can easily create your own mystery box using a tissue box.  Place inside … Continue reading 5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

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10 Easy Activities to Promote Language Development on a Snow Day

The northeast is snowed in today!  This means you most likely will be at home all day with your child, as most schools will be closed.  Snow days are a great time to relax and spend time with your family. Here are 10 activities you can do on a snow day with your child to … Continue reading 10 Easy Activities to Promote Language Development on a Snow Day

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Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

Sequencing cards are a great way to help work with your child understand a series of events. The ability to put sequences in order will help your child down the road re-tell stories in a sequential manner.  The product below is one of my favorites when working with children (4-years and older) on this important … Continue reading Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

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5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

Mr. Potato Head is a classic children's toy that does not get dated or go out of style.  It is also a great toy to work on increasing your child's language abilities. Here are 5 ways you can use this toy when working with your child. Language Skills Vocabulary- Ask your child to point to all … Continue reading 5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

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The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

If you're looking for an activity to work on language development with your child, look no further.  This Melissa & Doug puzzle provides so many opportunities to work on increasing language skills. Language Skills This hide and seek puzzle is AWESOME . I use it frequently when working with preschool-aged children. Here are some ways … Continue reading The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

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Powerful Ways to Increase Your Child’s Eye Contact

Does your child have difficulty looking at you when asking for things or telling you something? Poor eye contact is very common for child on the Autism Spectrum. Establishing and maintaining eye contact is an important ability to have socially. There are some ways you can work with your child to help increase this skill. … Continue reading Powerful Ways to Increase Your Child’s Eye Contact

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Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

There are SO many opportunities to increase language skills with playdough. This activity is motivating especially due to its sensory stimulation. When using playdough with your child you are able to target vocabulary, expanding utterances, and following directions all with one activity. Tips for Increasing Language Skills With Playdough As the parent, stay in control of … Continue reading Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

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5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

Joint attention is when you and your child share attention or focus on the same item. If your child has Autism or a significant communication disorder, then your child may have difficulty with this skill. Joint attention is an important part of language development, as well as social skills. Certain cause and effect toys can … Continue reading 5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

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Bubbles for Speech Therapy

Using bubbles with your child is an awesome way to work on language skills and also early developing speech sounds. Bubbles for speech therapy is fun and great to do outdoors (or even indoors if you don't mind a little clean-up after). I have found bubbles to be very motivating for young children which helps … Continue reading Bubbles for Speech Therapy