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June 27, 2019

Summer is the season for vacation, travel, and car trips. Hitting the road often means entertaining kids for endless milesAs kids, we all probably remember playing the license plate game, I Spy, or traffic bingo. If you're in need of some fresh ideas that promote lan...

April 6, 2019

Has March Madness struck your house yet? When you live in a college town and your university made it to the Final Four, the excitement is hard to miss. But what does screen time have to do with the Final Four? It's an ingredient that helped one college team take their...

March 24, 2019

In today’s technologically saturated society, it’s easy to assume that we are confronted with a newly emerging crisis in which technology creates a barrier between us and the great outdoors. Why would we need to go on a hike, camp out under the stars, or visit a nation...

January 14, 2019

It's that time of year - when new goals meet reality! We all have good intentions, whether that be to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend more time with those we love. For many, new goals also include limiting, reducing, or even eliminating screen time - the time we...

December 9, 2018

Whenever I visit a big city around the holidays, I always make time to check out the Christmas windows at Macy's. The old department stores are entrenched deep in the city complete with huge windows lining the sidewalk. Starting in mid to late November, the windows mag...

November 15, 2018

These days it's hard to escape the constant intrusion of screens and media content on our daily life. We frequently encounter news stories warning us of the harmful effects associated with prolonged media use. So how do we begin to find balance in a technologically sat...

October 12, 2018

Pumpkins, squash, & gourds provide endless autumn fun!

Autumn is by far my favorite time of year! Unfortunately, we don't see too much in the way of fall colors and weather here in Texas. A few years ago, inspiration struck during a trip to the grocery store. The result...

September 19, 2018

When you live in a media saturated world, it's easy to get lost in shiny, new apps and digital tools. But sometimes, the best active learning tools are the no tech kind. 

What are your favorite active engagement tools?

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September 5, 2018

 Did anyone ever make a rubber band ball as a child?

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July 11, 2018

The illustrations may provide a guide,

but the story and the language used to tell it, 

are in the eye of the storyteller. 

Wordless picture books have long been a staple of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educators. As the name suggests, these are picture books...

April 28, 2018

In a world where handheld devices and touchscreens seem ever present, don't be fooled, sensory books are alive and well. Our sense of touch is a powerful tool we use to interpret and learn about the world around us, particularly for young children. While the allure of...

July 28, 2014

Who doesn't love Show and Tell? Growing up, Show and Tell was the day that you never missed at school. Excitement brewed over the unlimited possibilities. Kids whispered days in advanced as they narrowed their selections. 

"K" at the beginning of words includes couch, c...

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