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  • Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”

    During the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday, embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday. Here you can find a complete description of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 16, 2011
  • Holiday Whippers!

    Happy December everyone -- one of my most favorite months of the year! Time with family and friends, gift-giving and baking holiday treats fill our days and nights with fun! Today's recipe is one I would like to share that really represents what the holidays are all about! My 4-year-old nephew made this yummy treat at home with his ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 2, 2011
  • Getting Ready for Turkey Day!

    Today I have two fun activities that can be easily incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions! OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE First is a language-based lesson that talks all about ''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 18, 2011
  • An Old Fall Favorite

    Here is a timeless fall treat that is both half healthy (made with apples!) and is easy to make in a classroom therapy setting! Enjoy! Ingredients: Apples 1 14 oz bag of caramels 1 tablespoon of water Spray butter for greasing Foods for dipping (e.g., crushed Oreos, crushed M&M's, etc.) You will ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 11, 2011
  • Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh

    Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 25, 2011
  • Recipe: Mini Rotelle

    This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final recipe includes the Mini Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 21, 2011
  • Johnny Appleseed and Apple Prints

    This week instead of a recipe, I would like to share a fun lesson that expands on the apple theme from last week's recipe post. This is a lesson I created and implemented with my occupational therapist colleague and is an imaginative mix of communication and sensory-enriched activities! The Story of Johnny Appleseed The lesson began with a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 23, 2011
  • Recipe: An Apple A Day….

    ...is perfect throughout the entire month of September! Apples are in season; why not use them in your speech and language lessons? There are so many different types of apples...Granny Smith, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Rome Beauty and the list goes on. They vary in color, shape and texture. Some are sweet, others sour. This ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 16, 2011
  • Good Eater Secrets

    As promised, today is the first ''Good Eater Secrets'' post! Good Eater Secrets is a series of questions designed to investigate the ''secrets'' behind children who are good, healthy eaters and the moms (and dads!) that feed them! The purpose of this search is to help both parents of ''picky eaters'' and speech therapists who work with ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 6, 2011