I had a few highlights, successes and new discoveries this summer that I would love to share: Pirate themed weeks: A new game called “Pirate Race Game” by Orchard Toys joined my old faithful games “Pop-Up Pirate” and “Pirate Talk” for teaching turn-taking, colors, sorting, problem solving, predicting, matching and memory. Add to that a… Continue reading Musings from the summer
Do you have a little one starting kindergarten in the fall? Research shows that success in kindergarten sets the tone for continued success throughout future years of education. Here are some practical skills that can make your kindergartener a kindergarten-super star: 1: The ability to follow group instructions and physically stay within a group. I… Continue reading Kindergarten, Here I Come!
I made a new discovery this week….water beads! These inexpensive treasures come in a small bag as tiny pebbles. Add a little water, and you have the ultimate sensory experience! I have mine in the sensory bin along with wooden fish to go with my ocean theme for the week. The kids have had… Continue reading Water Beads
I’m revising my list of top toys for indoor summer play to include some new discoveries. Enjoy! Construction Because so many of the kiddos that I see have difficulty with coordination, I like building toys that don’t topple easily. They can build bigger and taller without their masterpiece falling down. I love: Duplo blocks, Bristle… Continue reading Summer Play List – Revised
The American Speech and Hearing Association, ASHA is the national professional organization for speech-language pathologists. ASHA hails May as Better Speech and Hearing Month. It is a time to increase awareness of what SLPs do. Its not quite the end of May, so I’ll do my part. Our profession is often misunderstood. In schools, we… Continue reading Better Speech and Hearing Month