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    Choosing a Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

    I am really excited to start a fun, play-based homeschool program for my preschooler. Here’s more on how I decided which curriculum to use:   Why Even Bother with Homeschool for a Preschooler? I never thought I would be searching for a homeschool preschool curriculum. When people used to tell…

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    Bear Sees Colors for Speech Therapy

    Back when I lived in Boston, one of my favorite teachers that I worked with recommended that I buy any of the Bear books by Karma Wilson from the school’s book fair. I’m so glad she did because the book Bear Sees Colors has gotten A LOT of use over…

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    Apples Activities for Speech Therapy + Free Printable

    When I worked as a speech therapist with preschool and early elementary special education classrooms (my caseload primarily had students on the autism spectrum), a popular fall theme in the classrooms was APPLES! Often the kindergartners would join their inclusion classrooms to go on an apple picking field trip to…

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    Gifts for Babies that Encourage Language Development

    I’ve complied a list of some of my favorite toys to stimulate early language development in babies. (I usually give one of these as part a baby shower gift or as a first birthday present!) Even before babies learn to talk, they are laying the foundation for talking and communication!…

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    10 Summer Language Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors – meaning that you don’t have to plan a ton of indoor activities to keep your little ones busy. Take language learning outside with these summer language activities for toddlers and preschoolers! (Don’t worry there are a few indoor summer activities for…

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    The Perfect Activity for Siblings: The “Mystery Craft”

    The idea for the Mystery Craft started in one of my small speech therapy groups when I ended up having to pair two students together that were pretty different in their abilities. (For any speech therapists wondering, one was targeting listening comprehension and the other social/pragmatic skills.) These two boys…