Robert McKenzie

New York, New York

MA, Fifth grade teacher

Robert’s long, circuitous path to Blub Blubs, Inc. began in New York City, where as a fifth-grade teacher in Hell’s Kitchen he met his much smarter, more attractive wife-to-be. Having both finished master’s degrees from Columbia University, they moved to Europe for adventure and romance. Robert also built a communications business based on writing and teaching before taking a four-year hiatus to join a Beatles tribute band to tour the world as “John.” The birth of his second child required a re-examining of his priorities and eventually led him to be the “Senior” (and only) Copywriter and one of the creative mischief-makers for Speech Blubs. As the company’s “old goat” Robert got to be involved in the making of an app that teaches kids to read and gets to tease his younger colleagues mercilessly. A very happy time, indeed.

Robert McKenzie's Articles
Blub Talks: How to Foster Independent Play in Toddlers

Our host and teaching sensei Robert M. led our guest through topics relating to independent play, why it’s an important and far-reaching developmental activity for…

Blub Talks with Agile Parenting Coach Susannah Chambers, ICP ACC

In this Blub Talks, we present a spirited discussion with Susannah Chambers, certified Agile coach, family coach, and HarvardX-certified coach in Family Engagement in Education….

Current Challenges for Speech Therapists in Telepractice

As a teacher, I’ve seen the magic that speech therapists do. They garner and utilize the forces of science, child development, parental concern, and the…

Mommy Mingle & Speech Blubs’ ‘Toddler Talk’ Class for Parents

Speech Blubs and Mommy Mingle joined forces to give a helpful training class focusing on several speech and language topics including healthy screen time, the…

SLP WEBINAR: El Paso SLPs Meet Rachel Madel, M.A., CCC-SLP

The effects of the current pandemic have been both challenging and long-reaching. The same applies to the current situation with kids with speech and language…

Is Your Toddler’s Attention Span Typical?

Every parent or teacher knows firsthand that children’s attention spans differ. When planning activities or asking kids to do something, every parent and teacher wonders…

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Invitation: ‘Toddler Talk’ Class with a Speech Therapist

Speech Blubs 2 is excited to bring you a ‘Toddler Talk’ class for free! Join Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist Tori Hirsch in this speech development class…

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Speech Blubs 2 - A New Design and Even More Effective!

We’re launching Speech Blubs 2, an update of the #1 speech therapy app! This new version includes an engaging new design, more face filters, and…

PODCAST REPORT: Holiday Workout with Aiden Ivy!

Are you freaking out about all of the Christmas cookies and pies that are showing up in your kitchens? Worried about what another mega-feast so…

Turn Autism Around Podcast: The Speech Blubs App for Autism

This podcast was created and published by Mary Barbera. Mary: You’re listening to the Turn Autism Around podcast episode number one hundred and two, I’m your…

Tips On How To Develop Your Child's Social Skills

Every child deserves to have friends because no man is an island! Read how to find activities to improve social skills for kids. Your child’s social…

Holiday Workout for Your Whole Family with Aiden Ivy!

Are you freaking out about all of the Christmas cookies and pies that are showing up in your kitchens? Worried about what another mega-feast so…

Speech Blubs Teams with Hiyababy & Mobile Hope Loudoun to Help Families in Need at Christmas

Speech Blubs, the #1 speech therapy app, is proud to announce its participation in an uplifting community program beginning December 12 with Hiyababy and Mobile…

Kids and Learning to Read: An All-in-One-Guide

First of all, learning to read is one of the most important achievements your child can bank. Their ability to develop pre-reading skills, to learn…

Abigail the Advocate - Blub Talks #3

Welcome to another Blub Talks podcast with our host Jaka Z. This episode’s guest is Down syndrome advocate, Abigail Adams, known as “Abigail the Advocate,”…

How to Nurture Play Skills in Children with Autism

When your child receives a diagnosis, it’s important to learn how to play with an autistic child. Ask a play therapist how to make playtime…