Lego Crayons with Language Tips

lego crayons

Over the February break, my son and I had some time to do some crafts (there was a lot of snow outside). I bought Lego molds many months ago but never used it. I always wanted to try making my own crayons and I thought it would be even cooler if I could make Lego crayons! We simply took leftover broken crayons, took the wrappers off and went to … [Read more...]

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job

sid the squid

Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job is an excellent picture book to introduce the topic of the "dream job". Have you asked your child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My family and I recently visited the Monterey Aquarium,  where I purchased this picture book. Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job by David G. … [Read more...]

Banana Avocado Pancakes

banana avocado pancakes

When the weather gets cold outside, I love making pancakes on weekend mornings. I love hearty pancakes that are full of whole grains and healthy ingredients. I have recently been experimenting with avocado and how to add this healthy ingredient to baked goods, which can be tricky. If you prefer pancakes that are less heavy, add more milk to make … [Read more...]

Preschool Make-A-Book Sequencing and Language Activities

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Do you want to work a fun language activity with your young child? Does your child need help with sequencing, vocabulary or expanding their vocabulary? I was recently contacted by a fellow speech language pathologist, Elissa Benjamin a couple of weeks ago regarding a language activity book that she wrote and published titled Preschool Make a … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Granola with Quinoa Flakes

blueberry granola

  Are you looking for a healthy way to start the day? As you might have already guessed, I am bit obsessed with granola! I love the taste, crunch and sweetness of the granola and how you can add it to oatmeal, yogurt or just eaten by itself. It's also full of fiber and grains which makes it really healthy for all members of the family. I … [Read more...]

Zero

zero

Do you want to help build your child's self esteem or have a discussion about low self esteem? Reading this book, Zero with your child can help lead important discussions about self esteem and how they feel about themselves. Zero is a big round number and when she looks at herself, all she sees is a hole and feels empty inside. Why can't she be … [Read more...]

Great Bike Giveaway: Enter To Win a Free Adaptive Bike!

bike giveaway

Do you remember the freedom you felt, the confidence you gained, the pride you had when you received your first bike? The Great Bike Giveaway will help give children with special needs the same feeling you had when that shiny new bike arrived at your home. For the forth consecutive year Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, a … [Read more...]

Reading and Intellectual Disabilities: What the research says…..

reading and intellectual disabilities

For this month of Research Tuesday, I wanted to share a research article that discusses reading instruction with children diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability (ID). In my many years as a speech language pathologist, I have seen many children and adults diagnosed with ID who struggle with reading for several different reasons (e.g. never … [Read more...]

Dyslexia…Symptoms, Myths and Links to Research

A concept based on dyslexia and its difficulties

Do you have a child with dyslexia? Do you suspect your child may have dyslexia?  I wanted to open up the discussion regarding dyslexia on my website because it is a common language based learning disability that impacts many children and adults (as many as 15–20% of the population as a whole—have some of the symptoms of dyslexia, including slow … [Read more...]

The Big Orange Splot

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Do you want to encourage your child to be unique? The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an excellent book to help your child celebrate the feeling of being unique and expressing your creativity in different ways. Mr. Plumbean lives on a neat street where every house is exactly the same. Everyone enjoys this neat street and … [Read more...]