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Playing with Purpose: Games to Encourage Speech

Playing with Purpose: Games to Encourage Speech

Highly motivating toys and games that require help increase the opportunities for a child to initiate an interaction. You can target sounds while playing with a common toy. Using familiar games to target speech sounds is an effective way to play with your children and...

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Indoor Summer Activities

Indoor Summer Activities

Keeping kiddos active is so important for their physical health and mental health. Physical activity can assist in reducing the chance of weight gain and diabetes, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves coordination necessary for everyday life skills. Staying...

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What is play?

What is play?

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how they learn.”  - O. Fred Donaldson What is play? Play is engaging in an activity for enjoyment rather than a serious or practical purpose. The play takes on many forms, such as being...

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Pretend Play and Language Development

Pretend Play and Language Development

Now that it’s summer, school is out and it’s getting hot. Parents often ask, “What can I do at home to help my child’s Language Development’? My answer, "Play!" Pretend Play helps build language development. Whether you are building a fort, a tall tower, dressing up...

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App of the Week: My PlayHome

App of the Week: My PlayHome

This week's app of the week is recommended from our Speech Therapy Team - The app is called: My PlayHome. My PlayHome is an interactive dollhouse where your child can 'use' everything in the PlayHome. They are able to interactively 'pour' the cereal and milk, 'blow'...

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