How to pick a great toy?

How to pick a great toy?

As a speech pathologist, one of the questions I am often asked is “What toys will help my child talk?” The toys on this list include many of my “must-haves” for working with early language learners, as well as those that I would generally recommend to parents of young...
Mr Potato Head

Mr Potato Head

As a child, I always wanted a Mr Potato Head. I didn’t have one as a child, but it was one of the first toys I purchased for my clinic room. Everybody loves Mr Potato head. Here are some of the things I use Mr Potato head for in the clinic: *Making requests...
Build a Beetle

Build a Beetle

  Love this all-rounder game. Such a multitude of goals for language, articulation, social and fine motor. Build a Beetle is fantastic for turn-taking and addressing flexibility in gameplay. Is your beetle going to be one colour or multicoloured? The flexibility...
Guess Who

Guess Who

Guess Who Guess who a versatile game for your therapy room cupboard. The traditional gameplay is more complicated for young language users that it first appears. When introducing Guess who it is essential to complete task analysis of the language skills required for...
Shopping List Game

Shopping List Game

The Shopping List Game: A clinic favourite! I love the Shopping List Game, made by Orchard Toys. The aim of the Shopping List game is to fill your shopping trolley with the items on your list. The game is easily modified depending on the child’s age and ability.  You...
Kmart Love

Kmart Love

I love a shop at Kmart.  I always come out with something, sometimes more than I planned!.  Check out my blog on this from last May. (It must be a May thing!)  I still use all of my finds in my clinic and have recently refreshed my supplies  On this recent visit I...