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7 Reasons to Use Songs in Therapy or in Your Special Education Classroom

At work, the staff and I sing all the time.  It's to the point were we joke that we are professional singers.  Now I will fully admit that I don't have a great singing voice and would never make it in any singing competition. I do, however, like to sing and songs are a great way to help children with language delays. Here are some reasons why you should incorporate songs into your day.

What's in Your Cart? #TpTCyberSmile Cyber Sale

It's that time of year again, TpT is having a cyber sale and that means Jenna from Speech Room News is hosting "What's in Your Cart?"   Thanks Jenna for hosting! There are so many products that I have been eyeing it's going to be hard to narrow it down.  First here are three products from my store that might interest you.

Santa's List for Speech and Language Linky Party

Well it's that time of year when many families are out buying gifts for their young ones. I want to thank Sweet Southern Speech for hosting this link party.  Every year, I have  families ask me about toys and/or apps to buy that will help their child(ren) develop their speech or language skills.  Here are some of my suggestions.  I feel that these are some great toys and do not have a financial interest in promoting them.

Boxes! Teaching Preschoolers In, Out, Around, Under, Close and Far

In my family it's common to hear, "One of the best toys to give children is a box." Some of my favourite memories as a child revolved around playing with large boxes (we moved a lot!)   At school I also try to incorporate boxes into play.  Nowadays, it's a little less cardboard boxes and a little more rubbermaid containers.  I have found that boxes are a great way to teach children about prepositions and work on play skills at the same time.  They are also portable so you can work in the therapy room, classroom, in the gym or outside.