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
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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…

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Blub Talks with Agile Parenting Coach Susannah Chambers, ICP ACC

Listen to Blub Talks Podcast with Susannah Chambers Watch Blub Talks Podcast about Family Learning The Difference between Family Learning, Homeschooling, and Distance Learning The…

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Current Challenges for Speech Therapists in Telepractice

Still, you can’t really appreciate what they do until you know the whole story. This blog is an attempt to describe some of their challenges…

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

The packed house webinar’s host was New York-licensed speech therapist Tori Hirsch, MS. CCC-SLP, TSSLD. The topics Tori covered included: Healthy Screen Time An App…

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

With the current restrictions, how do these kids get the services they need? They can’t meet in person with their speech therapist. They can’t go…

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Is Your Toddler’s Attention Span Typical?

To be even more inclusive, the attention spans of neurotypical children can be much different than kids with ADHD or those on the Autism spectrum….

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Invitation: ‘Toddler Talk’ Class with a Speech Therapist

Discover how to use and integrate the highly-rated Speech Blubs learning app in your speech practice! Toddler Talk is prepared in collaboration with Mommy Mingle….

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PODCAST REPORT: Holiday Workout with Aiden Ivy!

Well, Speech Blubs is pleased to report to you about a special holiday podcast about working out with 41-year-old TikTok dad fitness sensation, Aiden Ivy…

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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…

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Tips On How To Develop Your Child's Social Skills

Your child’s social skills play an important part for them to enjoy better peer relationships. Each child has their own unique way of showing these…

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Holiday Workout for Your Whole Family with Aiden Ivy!

Well, Speech Blubs is pleased to invite you to a special holiday podcast about working out with a TikTok dad fitness sensation, Aiden Ivy on…

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

Speech Blubs will give a Christmas donation of 1,000 free lifetime memberships of its app (each one a $100 value) to overwhelmed parents looking for…

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

So, this blog attempts to put learning to read into the proper context. For example, it will cover its importance, the history of teaching approaches…

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Abigail the Advocate - Blub Talks #3

This week’s theme is achievement, overcoming obstacles, and reaching one’s full potential. After watching this podcast, you begin to understand how this is totally NOT…

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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…

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An Autistic Filmmaker’s Tale of “Hardship, Perseverance, & Hope”

This is truly one of our favorite podcasts! Award-winning autistic filmmaker Scott Klum recently spoke with Speech Blubs host Jaka Z.! This podcast tells the…

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