While the holidays seem far off, with Thanksgiving so early this year, we need to get our gift ideas out sooner than usual!  I’m a small business Saturday shopper, but of course these gifts can be purchased at any time!  The process behind our holiday gift ideas is to help parents, grandparents, or friends select…

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It’s 2 weeks away so it’s officially Halloween Time! Today we have some fun Halloween time language and fine motor activities (one with no materials needed!) and books to read during these next couple weeks. Spooky I Spy: This is a fun game you can do virtually anywhere. When walking or driving around your neighborhood,…

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Creating communication opportunities is a topic we speech pathologists discuss a LOT with our parents. In working with our kids struggling to communicate (be it verbally or nonverbally), we first have to give them the opportunity to communicate. Many of our parents and caregivers are so in tune with their children, they know what the…

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This Saturday, September 17, the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA will celebrate the birthday of one of the more famous bears of children’s literature: “Brown Bear” of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Amherst, and its surrounding areas, will celebrate by hiding the characters from the book in various spots.  We hope…

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Books Without Words and Why They’re Worth Reading While perusing through my local book store (Politics & Prose), I noticed their flyer for Picture Book Panel: No Words Needed. This is an event that will host several authors of word-less picture books. You may think this means “baby books”, but it is definitely NOT restricted…

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