Happy Birthday from Melissa and Doug

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday from Melissa and Doug. Happy birthday to you!! Every day is a party with this delicious toy.  In fact, this is my most popular toy.  My clients request it again and again.  Each time we use it, we find new and creative ways to celebrate.…


Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? By Karen Katz

In Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? By Karen Katz, baby needs to find the Easter eggs.  Your child needs to help! Karen Katz brings us another great book for the Easter season:  Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? The repetitive lines of the story are great for teaching sentence structure, questions, yes…


Moo, Baa, La La La By: Sandra Boynton

Moo, Baa, La La La By: Sandra Boynton is fantastic.  In fact, I LOVE this book!  Kids love it, too. It is one of the books that I always take to my first therapy sessions.  Yes, it is simple.  That is what makes it great!  It promotes interaction.  It allows the child to "read" with you by saying…


Happy Valentine's Day book review

Karen Katz comes through again with another great, holiday themed, lift a flap book:  Where Is Baby's Valentine? As always, these lift a flap books are great for working on questions, answers, locations, and new vocabulary. Why not give your child the gift of time this Valentine's Day? Read this…


Learning Resources-Smart Snacks Hide ‘N Peek Chocolates

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I found a box of truffles that your child will love.  Don’t worry!  They won’t be climbing the walls from all of the sugar.  They will actually be sitting contentedly, playing for hours. Learning Resources-Smart Snacks Hide ‘N Peek Chocolates come with 12 pieces of…


Mr. Potato Head

This is a blast from the past for most parents.  Yes, you can still buy Mr. Potato Head.  He also has a wife and kids.  Mr. Potato Head's brother, really likes Star Wars.  Mr. Potato Head dresses up for Halloween and is a super hero.  In his old age, he has become quite the Renaissance man! Mr.…


The Very Sleepy Sloth

I found a great book to work on S blends:  The Very Sleepy Sloth. This cute book about an adorable, but snoozy sloth, is loaded with S blends.  Practice words like: sloth sleepy slow snooze speed strength swing spring If your little one is struggling to pronounce the S plus the other sound in the…


Melissa & Doug Magnetic Fishing Game

  I love "old school", quiet toys. Melissa and Doug always deliver in the "old school" department! This brightly colored, ocean scene draws kids in. They can't wait to get their hands on the puzzle. Then the kids learn that there is a fishing rod. Look out! This puzzle is easy for most…


Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin; by Tad Hills

Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin;  by Tad Hills is a wonderful book for the fall season. Two adorable animals want a pumpkin just like their friend. The friends look high and low, but can’t find one until their friend with the pumpkin shows them where to go. I use this book to talk about locations, to…


Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? By Karen Katz

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? It is hiding behind a flap in this interactive book! Children really enjoy reading this story. Little ones love to help lift the flaps to find the pumpkin. You will love this simple book which targets locations, Halloween vocabulary, and asking and answering yes and no…