Friday, December 11, 2015

Frozen Toes, Ice Skates and a Giveaway!

The year is winding down, and I have been blessed in so many ways this year!  

December is time for giving, and I am joining the Frenzied SLPS in giving back to you! We will each be posting on Facebook about our holiday traditions and giving away one copy of a favorite product from our store as a little way to say thanks for a wonderful year. There will be one post with a giveaway each day, so be sure to follow and enter each one! Here is mine, and I would like to tell you a bit about it.

Winter Pronouns, I Like Skating! www.speechsproutstherapy.com
I Like Skating: Interactive Reader Focusing on Pronouns

I live in Texas now, but as a child my winter memories were filled with frosty winter activities in upstate New York. 

My mom was raising three of us on a very limited income, so we didn’t count on store-bought fun. We went outside and enjoyed the snow with building igloos, making snowmen and snow angels. Catching snowflakes on my tongue and watching the bright red cardinals and chickadees hunt for berries on top of the crusty snow. There was a nearby pond which froze quite solid, and the neighborhood children would ice skate there. I yearned to go too, but I didn’t have a pair of skates.

Then one year, when I was about 12, there they were! Under the Christmas tree there was a brand new pair of silver and white ice skates. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. My brother got a pair too, in black. I couldn’t wait to go try them out, and as soon as I could, got dressed in layers and layers of clothes, grabbed my shovel (when there had been a snowfall, you had to shovel the ice first), my brother, and headed out the door.

We trudged about an eighth of a mile through the snow to get to that pond. I can remember how exciting it was to lace up those skates and glide (although very wobbly at first) along that frozen surface. Cold nose, frozen toes where ignored. I was in heaven.

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Giveaway! 

Those winter memories are near and dear to my heart, and I would love to give away a copy of my I Like Skating: A Reader Focusing On Pronouns. The repetitive storybook has skaters to attach to the pond on each page- perfect for practicing pronouns as you answer “Who will skate with me?” Then each child can make a cut and paste mini-book to take home for more practice. In my therapy room, when we are finished, we do a little “skating” by putting pieces of leftover laminate under our feet and gliding around the room!

Winter Pronouns, I Like Skating! www.speechsproutstherapy.com
I Like Skating

Would you like to win a free copy? Head over to Facebook HERE, on December 11th, 2015 and leave a comment about a favorite winter memory of yours. I will randomly choose one winner from the comments. . Be sure to leave your e-mail too, so I can send a copy if you win.


May snowflakes melt on your tongue!

2 comments:

  1. Your blog is adorable - I love the whole design of it! I loved reading about your winters in New York growing up and the ice skates! Great giveaway too! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I am so glad you stopped by.

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